Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245


A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in central New Hampshire.

Our Mission...to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world.

Original 180 acres purchased with money raised from local community. Following is the purchase of the Holderness Inn and surrounding facilities as well as a tract of land atop Mt. Fayal. With the Inn comes a small piece of land on Little Squam which will prove to be a valuable asset for future lake programs.

We gained national accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) distinguishing us among the very finest educational institutions and the only AZA-accredited organization in all of northern New England.

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