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

Small boy examining tide pool creatures up-close

Summer beach days are over, but our 110-gallon tide pool touch tank is still filled with marine life! Adults and children of all ages are invited to connect with local tide pool critters during this free weekend program. Last program is September 23.

Joppa volunteer Johanna True shows families a Jonah Crab (Photo: Lisa Hutchings)
Showing families a Jonah Crab (Photo: Lisa Hutchings)

Do you love the outdoors and want to learn more about sharing nature with others? Then sign up for one or more of our upcoming education volunteer trainings! Sessions start September 11.

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Upcoming Programs

September 20, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Joppa Flats Education Center, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), operates...
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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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