Programs, Classes, & Activities at Joppa Flats

Young Explorers

Ready for some outdoor adventure? We’ve got all kinds of fun programs and activities for you and your friends and family! You can do activities like Nature Bingo, print out a discovery booklet, or play at our Nature Play Area. We also have vacation week programs. Learn More

Kingbird © Richard Johnson
© Richard Johnson

Joppa Flats hosts a wide variety of birds year-round. Join us on an upcoming birding program or go birding on your own. Whichever you choose, bring the checklist of birds you might see at Joppa Flats. Learn More

Schoolgroup at Joppa Flats Education Center

The Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport offers a wide variety of fun and educational ecology-based programs for Pre-K through high school grades year-round. Learn More

winter birding at Joppa Flats Education Center

Winter is a wonderful time to bird in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. In celebration of this season, Joppa Flats hosts the Superbowl of Birding every January.

Merrimack River Eagle Festival logo

When winter returns to Merrimack Valley, so do the bald eagles. Every year we host a grand event marking their return, and we hope you'll join us in celebrating these very special winter residents.