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

State of the Birds 2017 cover - Black-capped chickadee © Bill Thompson, USFWS
Black-capped chickadee © Bill Thompson, USFWS

Join us on March 21 for a lecture by Joan Walsh about Mass Audubon’s State of the Birds 2017 report, which offers comprehensive look at the projected effects of our changing climate on Massachusetts' nesting birds by 2050.

Hiking during April vacation

Joppa Flats heads out into the wild with kids and families for great outdoor explorations this April vacation. We have all the field equipment you'll need to go on excursions and mini-treks to explore some of our favorite habitats!

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!

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Upcoming Programs

March 17, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Come birding with our talented guides in one of the best year-round birding locations in the country....
March 18, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
The beautiful coast of southern Maine contains a variety of habitat types including barrier beaches,...
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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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