The live animal exhibit trail and all hiking trails are open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.) Squam Lake Cruises run daily. BUY/RESERVE TICKETS

2022 Family Picnic

2022 Family Picnic - A Fundraiser for the Science Center
Saturday, July 23, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for this family-friendly event!

We are changing our annual summer event to include the whole family in a festive, casual atmosphere. The Family Picnic will celebrate the Giant Insect exhibit and feature animal programs, animal games, food trucks, live music, insect tasting, open bar, and more!

Your ticket includes all entertainment and food from Gyrpo Spot, Cheese Louise, The Common Man, SubZero Ice Cream, and the Joye-ful Cookiery. Adult tickets also include open bar with local beer, wine, and our signature cocktail. Kids will enjoy non-alcoholic bug juice.

Tickets: $75/ ages 21+; $20/ ages 12-20; $10/ages 6-11; Free for 5 and under.

Tickets are limited. Purchase your tickets using the form below.

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Events Include:

  • Food from Gyro Spot, The Common Man, and Cheese Louise
  • Open bar with beer, wine, and signature cocktail (non-alcoholic bug juice for the kids)
  • Live Animal Programs
  • Live music from Green Heron
  • Ice Cream Demonstration with Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
  • Insect Tattoos
  • Insect Games
  • Insect Tasting
  • Take home cookies from Joye-ful Cookiery

Bring the whole family for a fun evening out while you support Squam Lakes Natural Science Center!

Your ticket purchase is a donation to help support the care and feeding of our live animal ambassadors and environmental education programs.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center greatly appreciates support from:




  • Marc Bard
  • Cormack Construction Management
  • Carol and Robert Stewart