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Mark your Calendars: The Turners Falls Fishway is open! 9:00 am
Mark your Calendars: The Turners Falls Fishway is open! @ Turners Falls Fishway
May 11 @ 9:00 am – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Turners Falls Fishway Open – Saturday, May 11 — Sunday, June 16  Don’t miss the annual spring migration of fish at the Turners Falls Fishway which is just a leap or two down the street from the center at 15 First Street. Then, visit us at the Great Falls Discovery Center.
 14th Annual Free Family Fishing Day is June 1st: 10 am -2 pm – Save the Date!  10:00 am
 14th Annual Free Family Fishing Day is June 1st: 10 am -2 pm – Save the Date!  @ Great Falls Discovery Center and Barton Cove
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a day of FREE fishing fun. Adults and children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is held rain or shine. Parking is free at each site. Ride the FREE Fish Bus shuttle between sites! At Barton Cove Campground: Barton Cove Road in Gill Free fishing from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm! Fishing equipment provided – limited supplies available. Bring your own pole if you have it. No fishing license needed. At Great Falls Discovery Center: 2 Avenue A Fly lure tying demonstrations. Fly fishing casting demonstrations. Fish viewing from the USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Lab. CATCH THE FISH BUS HERE! Free shuttle bus provided to and from Barton Cove. At Turners Falls Fishway: 15 First Street Fish printing – The art of Gyotaku, from noon to 2:00pm. Thank you to all of our partners: MassWildlife, Western Mass Fly Fishermen, First Light, Turners Falls Fishway, Friends of the Center, and USGS.
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SUMMER BEGINS! New Open Hours! 10:00 am
SUMMER BEGINS! New Open Hours! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Celebrate the summer solstice and launch your summer of fun here. Stop by the center to enjoy our expanded summer open hours. Now open until 6:00 p.m. every day all summer long.
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NATURE PROGRAM POTPOURRI AND FRIENDS ANNUAL MEETING 1:00 pm
NATURE PROGRAM POTPOURRI AND FRIENDS ANNUAL MEETING @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center board members present a Nature Program Potpourri. Get to know your Friends and help elect officers for the board in a short business meeting. Find out how to become a member too. Join Dawn Marvin Ward for a presentation on the animals of the North Woods, and join Steve Winters and David Brule for a multidisciplinary walk involving geology and Indigenous lifeways, loss, and renewal at the falls.
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