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

Flea Flickers, winners of the Zeiss Joppa Cup for Superbowl 2017
The Flea Flickers

The results are in for the Superbowl of Birding XIV, which was held on Saturday, January 28, 2017!

Sign for hand knit items fundraiser at Joppa Flats

The Joppa Flats Education Center gift shop is offering a unique line of gifts, created through an unusually productive collaboration between birders and knitters. Hand-knit hats, mittens, scarves, cowls, and more are pouring in to Joppa Flats as donations, straight from the knitting needles of volunteers recruited via knitting networks.

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Upcoming Programs

March 4, 2017 - December 31, 1969
Come out with our talented guides to find birds in one of the best year-round birding locations in the...
March 5, 2017 - December 31, 1969
New Hampshire's 18-mile seacoast is often overlooked as a winter birding destination, which is unfortunate....
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Birthday Parties


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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