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 >
Location: 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday & Monday holidays, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Sanctuary News & Events
Registration is now open for Joppa Flats Summer Camp in Newburyport! We’re looking forward to sunshine, summertime, and days filled with adventure in the great outdoors.
Kick-off February school vacation week with two days of family-oriented drop-in programs! We're also offering a Bald Eagle-focused birding expedition for adults and teens ages 16 and older.
Birder's Certificate Program
Take your birding to a higher level in this program developed by college faculty, experienced birders, and professional ornithologists. Learn More >
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 >