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 >
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday & Monday holidays, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Sanctuary News & Events
Join us at Joppa Flats for a day of free family activities and exhibits! Drop in anytime and learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about butterflies, moths, and caterpillars from Joppa staff and volunteers.
Have you ever wondered what—and how—all those tide pool animals eat without visible mouths or teeth? Find out when you join us for our newest summer program every Wednesday. Program runs July 5-August 16.
This summer, families looking for free indoor-outdoor activities for all ages are invited to drop in for fun hands-on learning and the chance to meet tide pool beach creatures. Stop by Thursdays through Sundays from June 29-August 20.
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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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.