HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center celebrates the start of the 49th annual trail season with New Hampshire Day on Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New Hampshire Day allows New Hampshire residents to get nearer to nature with discounted trail admission to the animal exhibit trail. New Hampshire residents pay just $5 for trail admission on May 2. Regular admission rates are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (ages 3 to 15), and children 2 and under are free.
Visitors will see live native New Hampshire animals including red fox, gray fox, skunk, bobcat, mountain lion, white-tailed deer, river otter, black bear, owls, hawks, and eagles in natural enclosures along the three-quarter mile live animal exhibit trail. Plus visitors will see two new exhibits: a live Coyote Exhibit and a Wood Energy Exhibit. In addition to the discounted trail admission, special Up Close to Animals presentations will be held at 11 a.m. featuring a porcupine, 1 p.m. featuring a great horned owl, and 3 p.m. featuring a peregrine falcon. These presentations offer visitors an up close look at live animals with discussion led by an experienced naturalist educator.
Other activities include a trail scavenger hunt where families may win great prizes, volunteer docents on the animal exhibit trail with live animals and props, and Dead River Company employees will be on hand providing information about energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Also, the Howling Coyote Gift Shop will hold its annual New Hampshire Day sale of books, toys, apparel, and gifts.
New Hampshire Day is generously sponsored by Dead River Company and the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation. The NHEC Foundation will also provide free admission on New Hampshire Day to all NHEC members. Members should mention that they are NHEC members at admissions.
he trails open for the season at regular admission rates on Friday, May 1. For more information please visit www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.
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