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

Sanctuary News & Events

Common redshank © Bill Gette, Mass Audubon
Common redshank © Bill Gette, Mass Audubon

Bill Gette, Sanctuary Director at Joppa Flats Education Center, will present a slide program and lecture, Iceland – Land of Glaciers and Volcanoes, at Joppa Flats on Wednesday, December 10, at 7:30 pm.

Volunteer Ellen Forbes makes a sale at the new Audubon Shop at Joppa Flats

Joppa Flats Education Center announces that its new nature shop is now open. Offering books for adults and children, nature-themed toys and games, bird feeding paraphernalia, and more, the shop is now being managed by Joppa Flats staff and volunteers.

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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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