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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness
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Very nice natural environment for the animals. We walked about a mile along trails to each animal. Each spot had pertinent information about the animal. There was enough information to be educational ... read more »
As well has a place which has great educational value for any age group, you get up really close to the animals. Including Bears, Mountain lions, Coyotes, Eagles, and more
Dress in layers just in case the weather turns cool. Blankets available but limited on the boat. Boat driver/guide narrates and points out lots of points of interest as well as behind the scenes stori... read more »
Just came back from a five-day vacation in New Hampshire and Squam Lakes was definitely the highlight of our trip! Informative displays, very friendly and knowledgeable staff and a wide variety of wildlife made for a great time. I'm an avid nature photographer and was able to get some amazing photos here. A ton of fun for the entire family and highly recommended!
Our daughter is 4 and loves this place, and has since she was 2. There's plenty of shade for hot days and everything's laid out so that even when the parking lots are full, the trail never feels over crowded. It is a science center, and not a zoo. Quite often, the animals are hidden from view. More often, though, quiet patience brings you face to face with NH's amazing residents. I strongly recommend a stroll through Kirkwood Gardens while you're there. This area is technically outside the Science Center, so free to enjoy, but it's immediately adjacent and offers a nice mid-visit break for kids to potty and eat snacks (food and drinks, other than water, not allowed on the trails). The gift shop has gift shop prices, but they also have low cost options for kids to enjoy gift shop victory. If you live local enough to visit more than once or twice a year, get the membership. Not only can you get in free, but just about every public activity the Center offers comes with a perk for members, including 10% at the gift shop.
Love it here! Fun and educational. Definitely get a membership of you plan on going more than once a year. Very good value.
Lots to see and do. The animals seemed very board, small boring enclosures for the animals. But the animals seemed healthy.
This is a great outdoor activity for families with children. The annual membership is a great value if you visit more than once a year. The membership is also accepted at many other science centers across the country.
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