All trails are currently CLOSED. Trails reopen May 1.
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Hours and Admission

The live animal exhibit trail is CLOSED for the season and will reopen May 1.

2021 Trail Admission

Members: FREE
Adults and Seniors: $18.00
Youth (ages 3-15): $13.00
Children 2 and Under: FREE
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Discounted Trail Admission

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center participates in a number of programs to help more people get Nearer to Nature. To minimize interactions between guests and staff, only the following special discounts will be honored. No other coupons or discounts will not be honored for the 2021 trail season. You must call 603-968-7194 x 7 to reserve and pay in advance for tickets for these discounts. Your barcoded tickets will be emailed to you.

  • Library Membership Pass - Borrow the pass from your library. Call to reserve and pay $10 each for up to four tickets for a specific date and time. Bring your library pass and tickets with you when you visit.
  • AZA Reciprocal Discount - Call to reserve and pay $9.00 each for up to four tickets for a specific date and time. Bring your AZA reciprocal membership card and tickets with you when you visit.
  • ANCA Reciprocal Discount - Call to reserve and pay $9.00 each for up to four tickets for a specific date and time. Bring your ANCA reciprocal membership card and tickets with you when you visit.
  • Museums for All Discount - Call to reserve and pay $3 each for up to four tickets for a specific date and time. Bring your SNAP/EBT benefit card and tickets with you when you visit.
  • Family Access Membership - A Family Access Membership is for New Hampshire families receiving food assistance. It includes unlimited free admission to trails and exhibits for up to two adults and four youth ages 3-15 (children 2 and under are free) from May 1 through November 1. New Hampshire residents may purchase a Family Access Membership for $25 by applying in-person at Admissions (May 1 through November 1). An eligible adult must provide their name, address, email, phone number, and show a current EBT card an ID. Family Access Memberships are not available online.

Lake Cruise Admission

Cruise Rates

Cruise Pass Fees (2021) Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Adult $23.00 $27.00
Senior $21.00 $25.00
Youth (Ages 0-15) $19.00 $23.00
Not recommended for children under 3    

Combination Passes (trail and cruise) are not available for the 2021 season.

Discover Squam
Discover Squam Cruise on Squam Lake
Bald Eagle Adventure
Bald Eagle in nest on Squam Lake
Loon Cruise
Loon with Chick
Cruise with a Naturalist
Viewing wildlife through binoculars on a Squam Lake Cruise
Private Charters
View of Mt Chocorua from Squam Lake
Group Tours
View from Squam Channel entering Squam Lake

We accept MC, VISA, AMEX, and DISCOVER. Rates and schedules are subject to change. Group rates are available; please call 603-968-7194 or email for information and reservations.

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