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 December 2, 2015
Monarch on an aster © David Larson, Mass Audubon
Monarch on an aster © David Larson, Mass Audubon

Join Bill Gette, Dave Larson, Lisa Hutchings, and Kirsten Lindquist at the Firehouse Center for the Arts on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 pm for a narrated PowerPoint presentation, Wild Newburyport Revealed: A Year of Seasonal Secrets, and discover the secrets of wild Newburyport.

Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event February 27, 2016
Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Please join us for a grand celebration of these special winter residents! Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will present our annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival on Saturday, February 27, 2016. 

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Upcoming Programs

December 5, 2015 9:00am - 11:30am
Come out with our talented guides to find birds in one of the best year-round birding locations in the...
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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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