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


Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event September 23, 2017

Join us for COASTSWEEP 2017 and help clean up the beaches of Plum Island, including the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Sandy Point State Reservation. 

Hermit crab in touch tank

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 fall program every Wednesday. Program runs September 13-October 11.

Nature educator Alice L

Do you love the outdoors and want to learn more about sharing nature with others? Then sign up for one or more of our upcoming education volunteer trainings! Sessions are available on Tuesdays and Sundays starting September 5.

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Upcoming Programs

September 21, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: The field study portion of this program will be held on SUNDAY, September 24 (originally...
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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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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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