Joppa Flats Education Center

Flocks of swallows taking flight from Joppa Flats Education Center in summer © Eric Schultz
Swallows at sunset © Eric Schultz

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. 

Location1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: 978-462-9998
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday & Monday holidays, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

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