Science Center Holds Second New Hampshire Day

New Hampshire residents receive $5 trail admission on Saturday, October 17

Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center worked hard to make New Hampshire Day a reality for the 2020 season. Now, based on the success and participation of visitors there will be a second New Hampshire Day on Saturday, October 17 where New Hampshire residents receive $5 trail admission.

New Hampshire Day has been held annually since 1991. Historically it has helped launch the trail season in May to welcome visitors around the state back to get nearer to nature. Due to the pandemic this year, it was delayed until September. The September event sold out and all visitors abided by new guidelines and rules to keep the live animal exhibit trail safe for everyone.

Attendees for the second New Hampshire Day can expect to see naturalists showing animals at Pop Up Animal Encounters along the trail. Animals at the Science Center are also starting to show off their winter coats in preparation for the changing season.

$5 New Hampshire Day tickets for Saturday, October 17 must be purchased in advance at The Science Center has capacity limits for the number of visitors on the live animal exhibit. Other changes include, requiring facemasks, physical distancing, one-way travel on the trail, and changes to hands-on exhibits.

New Hampshire Day is made possible because of sponsorships from Dead River Company and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation. Both sponsoring organizations generously continued their support of the event even after the changes caused by the pandemic.

Science Center trails (live animal exhibit and hiking) will remain open daily through November 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 2:30 p.m.). Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.