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Mountain lion lounging

Reciprocity and Bonus Benefits

Please check with individual zoos, aquariums, and nature centers for their operating status for the 2020 season.

Members receive discounted admission at participating zoos, aquariums, and nature centers through the

Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Additionally Science Center members receive special benefits at various attractions throughout the season and change on an annual basis.

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Reciprocal Admission

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA represents more than 200 institutions which meet the highest standards in animal care, provide a fun and educational family experience, and dedicate millions of dollars to scientific research, conservation, and education programs. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center first received accreditation in 2006, and again in 2011, and 2016.

Becoming a member of the Science Center gives you discounted admission to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums that participate in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program.

Visit another AZA Institution

The Association of Nature Center Administrators

Members of the Association of Nature Center Administrators embrace best practices for managing a nature center. They offer excellent services to their community in the form of environmental education, outreach and partnerships, stewardship, and sustainability.

Becoming a member of the Science Center gives you benefits from ANCA reciprocal members.

Visit another ANCA Center


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