The live animal exhibit trail and all hiking trails are OPEN every day! Squam Lake Cruises run daily.
Staff talking about Porcupines

Library Membership

Share New Hampshire’s natural world with your patrons!

A $300 Library Membership allows up to four $13 trail admissions each day from May 1 through November 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m.

The 3/4-mile live animal trail has up close views of black bear, coyote, mountain lions, bobcats, river otters, foxes, raptors, and more, all in natural woodland enclosures. Trailside buildings feature interactive exhibits that teach natural history concepts in meaningful and memorable ways. There are miles of other trails to explore – the Ecotone, the Forest, and the Mt. Fayal Trails.

We look forward to sharing an exciting trail season with your patrons and ask that you make them aware of the following:

  • Library Patrons must bring the dated pass with them to the Admissions window at the Welcome Center. Patrons do not need to call to make advance reservations.
*Note: Library Memberships are not appropriate for use by schools or other organized groups.
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2024 Library Summer Reading Program

A Wildlife Adventure
There are many adventures to be had in the outdoors. Join a naturalist from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center to meet three live animals that you could see on your next outdoor adventure! Learn about the places they live, what they eat, and the adaptations that help them survive.

Library Cost:

  • In-person: $275 per program (discounted non-profit rate) plus mileage.
  • $25 discount per program when scheduling two or more programs for the same organization.

To make a reservation request, go to the Live Animal Outreach Page and select the blue Outreach Program Reservation Request button.

Virtual Live Animal Outreach Programs

Make natural science a part of your summer reading program with a Virtual Live Animal Outreach Program. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center presents one-hour programs featuring live animals and led by our expert naturalists. Select from a variety of informative and inspiring programs.

See all virtual live animal outreach programs