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

Visitor holding an Atlantic Rock Crab

Are you missing summer, with its lazy days of exploring tide pools and discovering their delightful inhabitants? Our popular summer program, Meet Beach Creatures, is presenting five autumn encores on selected weekends in October.

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Upcoming Programs

October 23, 2016 7:00am - 3:00pm
What, are you crazy? Birding in Boston? City-phobes have something to learn, because Boston is actually...
October 29, 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...
October 30, 2016 9:00am - 3:30pm
Late fall and winter are the best times of year to bird along the rocky coast of Cape Ann. Both migrant...
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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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