Visitors to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center can meet live animals up close while they learn about them from experienced naturalist educators at Up Close to Animals presentations. Daily presentations feature a variety of different animals, including birds, mammals, and reptiles.
Featured animals change every day, offering a diverse selection of New Hampshire wildlife for visitors to observe. Regular programs include Fish Feeding Tuesdays at 1 PM and Mountain Lion Training on Thursdays at 12 PM. Presentations are followed by question-and-answer sessions with the naturalist. Questions from audience members of all ages are always encouraged.
Up Close to Animal Programs are daily at 11 AM., 12 PM, 1 PM., 2 PM, and 3 PM through Labor Day and on weekends through Columbus Day. Up Close to Animals presentations are included for free as part of regular trail admission and the specific animal schedule can be found on the Calendar of Events at nhnature.org.
The animal exhibit trail is open every day through November 1 from 9:30 to 5 PM with the last trail admission at 3:30 PM. For more information, please visit www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.