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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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23 Science Center Road, Holderness, NH 03245
+1 603-968-7194
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US$109.00*
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Squam Lake Science Center Tour plus On Golden Pond Cruise
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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a fun and enlightening place for everyone to enjoy. Here at the Science Center, we house and exhibit many different wild animals, including river otters, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, bears, birds, foxes, and skunks. The wild animals at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center are ambassadors of their species, here for the purpose of educating our visitors about New Hampshire's natural world. Most are orphaned, injured, or otherwise unable to survive in the wild. Observing these animals up-close, together with experiencing our hands-on exhibits, offers visitors the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of our native wildlife and appreciation of the natural world.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
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23 Science Center Road, Holderness, NH 03245
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+1 603-968-7194
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is both a fun and educational experience. We learned about the native animals of New Hampshire and the local geology. There are a number of small ponds and some marshes on the grounds, There are also trail heads for some trails on the property,...More

Thank mcauliffe13
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a lot of nature to see and the guides were very knowledgeable. There was some about "On Golden Pond" but many people are interested in that. There were interesting facts about the movie that many people would not know. There is a gift...More

Thank pat m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything about this place from the way we were greeted, to the people we met on our way round, to the gentleman who gave the red-tailed hawk presentation. We were with a four-year-old and he was intrigued from beginning to end. He measured...More

Thank Cpencer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first started going to Squam Lakes Science Center with my parents and my brother when I was about eight years old I have been going there about every other year since then and have created a lot of memories. It is a great place...More

Thank philipmolly25
nhnature, Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! It sounds like you have many years of fond memories of the Science Center and now you are creating new memories with your son. We love seeing multiple generations getting nearer to nature! We're glad you enjoyed your most recent...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the 90 minute boat tour, especially seeing the lake and learning about loons and eagles. We were not interested at ALL about the scenes from the Golden Pond movie that the guide emphasized incessantly, quizzing us.More

Thank Trekandmore
nhnature, Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your feedback about the cruises. We typically try to tailor our cruises to who is on board and if people have interest in "On Golden Pond." It is still a part of the lake history so it is mentioned...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo has fun interactive displays, as well as crawl spaces and a great play ground. Small kids had a great time .More

Thank travelLover98708
nhnature, Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We generally tell people to plan for about 2 hours to walk the trail but we find that with small kids they can spend just that amount of time at the Children's Center and Playscape! Glad you enjoyed your visit...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While my husband and I enjoyed our time here walking the trails and meeting the animals, it really is set up an as educational outdoor adventure for kids with interactive exhibits at every turn. Well laid out and immaculately kept, I would highly recommend it...More

Thank kingbyriverk
nhnature, Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad you came for a visit. The cafe offers limited items as you mentioned, and is open during July and August to provide our visitors with snack options while at the Science Center. There are a couple of other...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not quite a zoo, yet not a hiking trail either. The perfect mix. As an animal lover and future veterinarian, I was happy to see local animals in their natural setting and well taken care of. Lots of hands on activities at every exhibit- perfect...More

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nhnature, Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow - great description and review - thank you! We're glad that our key topics of Habitats, Adaptations, Populations, and Interrelationships (HAPI) came through for your visit. We offer a Program Internship each summer for students to learn more about our programs and animal care....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center was a really amazing place to visit with nice trails that are routed through the New Hampshire forest. There are exhibits of animals in a natural setting along with environmental exhibits. The feeding of the bat and porcupine by...More

Thank jsnc2004
nhnature, Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! It sounds like you enjoyed your day and we appreciate that you took the time to write a review. We hope to see you on the trails again soon! All the best, Amanda Gillen Marketing Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife stopped here and what a great place to learn and see animals. I was impressed with the selection of animals they have. and they have a couple trails near the end. We took a longer trail and went to the summit....More

Thank craig l
nhnature, Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the animals and hike up Mount Fayal. Hope you were able to enjoy the view of Squam Lake from the summit. Many of our animals like an afternoon rest, particularly in hot weather, much like their...More

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Erika B
28 August 2017|
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Response from nhnature | Property representative |
We have a number of coupons for trail admission available in local/regional tourism publications for $3 off trail admission for two people.
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Phu T
28 July 2017|
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Response from nhnature | Property representative |
The admission fee for the live animal exhibit trail is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors (65+), $14 for youth (16 and under), and children under 2 and members are free. We also have combo prices for the trail and cruise... More
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Phu T
28 July 2017|
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Response from Cheryl W | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $19.00 Youth (ages 3-15): $14.00 Senior (age 65+): $16.00 Children 2 and Under: FREE Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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