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

Former Sanctuary Director Bill Gette with winter birding group

Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event January 27, 2018

Winter is a wonderful time to bird in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. In celebration of this season, Joppa Flats is hosting the Superbowl of Birding XIV on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Bald eagle © Joseph Cavanaugh

Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event February 17, 2018

Winter's on its way—and with it, the Bald Eagles return to the Merrimack Valley. Join us for this annual festival to celebrate these special winter residents of the greater Newburyport area.

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Upcoming Programs

January 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
PLEASE NOTE THAT SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING ON JANUARY 13 IS CANCELLED. Come birding with our talented...
January 27, 2018 5:00am - 7:00pm
The Superbowl of Birding, now in its 15th year, is a unique, 12-hour team competition. During Superbowl,...
February 3, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
PLEASE NOTE THAT SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING ON JANUARY 13 IS CANCELLED. Come birding with our talented...
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Birthday Parties

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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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