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

Family fun in Joppa Flats’ backyard © Lisa Hutchings
© Lisa Hutchings

Joppa Flats will be full of activity over February school vacation, offering families and youth a variety of engaging educational programs focused on science and nature from February 18–23.

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!

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Upcoming Programs

February 25, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Come out with our talented guides to find birds in one of the best year-round birding locations in the...
February 25, 2017 10:00am - 1:30pm
Drop in at Joppa Flats for an up-close winter wildlife experience! Sporadically through February, Joppa...
February 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Cape Ann, which projects far out into the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the best locations along the New...
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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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