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

Superbowl 2018 - Ornitheologian and Blue-Gray Passcatchers
Teams checking posted results at the end of the day

The results are in for the Superbowl of Birding XV, which was held on Saturday, January 27, 2018!

Deb La Roy helping kids release a banded chickadee

Drop in at Joppa Flats for an up-close winter wildlife experience! Sporadically through the winter, Joppa Flats volunteer Deb La Roy will give demonstrations on bird research and banding. Last program is February 25.

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Upcoming Programs

February 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Come birding with our talented guides in one of the best year-round birding locations in the country....
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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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