Joppa Flats Education Center

Young birder at Joppa Flats Education Center (Photo: Kirsten Lindquist)
Photo: Kirsten Lindquist

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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Travel the World

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Go Birding

A Birding Hotspot

Located on the Atlantic Flyway, Joppa Flats hosts a wide variety of birds year-round. Go birding >

Birder's Certificate Program

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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 >

Birthday Parties

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Birthday Parties

Looking for a unique place to celebrate your child's next birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist! More details >

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Upcoming Programs

September 19, 2019 (Thursday) 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Joppa Flats Education Center, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), operates a bird banding station... Learn More >
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