Joppa Flats Education Center

Overlooking the Merrimack River and near the entrance to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, the Joppa Flats Education Center offers unique educational opportunities for people of all ages. Here, you can explore the region’s wildlife-rich habitats (salt marshes, mudflats, rivers, bays, and coastal waters) through guided tours, marine touch tanks, art exhibits, drop-in programs, and interpretive displays. Read More

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Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event Saturday, February 7, 2015
Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Winter's is here—and with it, the Bald Eagles return to the Merrimack Valley. To celebrate these special winter residents of the greater Newburyport area, Mass Audubon at Joppa Flats and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge are holding the tenth annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Clown Anemone Fish © Andrew Martinez
Clown Anemone Fish © Andrew Martinez

Underwater photographer Andrew Martinez will present a slide program and lecture, Undersea Adventures in the Philippines, at Joppa Flats Education Center, on Wednesday, February 11, at 7:30 pm.

Ronaldi Martinez

Roni Martinez from the Belize Raptor Research Institute is making his first trip to the United States and will speak at Joppa Flats on Tuesday, February 3, 7:00-8:00 pm.

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Birthday Parties

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Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More

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