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 January 28, 2017
Bill Gette with winter birding group

Winter is a wonderful time to bird in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. In celebration of this season, Joppa Flats hosted the Superbowl of Birding XIV on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Common Gallinule
Common Gallinule

Join us on December 14 for a lecture by Bill Gette that offers an illustrated tour of the beautiful habitats and rich wildlife found in the coastal lowlands along the South Carolina-Georgia border. 

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

December 10, 2016 9:00am - 11:30am
Come out with our talented guides to find birds in one of the best year-round birding locations in the...
December 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Come celebrate the longest night and shortest day of the year with Joppa Flats! Miss Mary and Miss Susan...
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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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