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

Feeding Time at the Touch Tank (Photo: Melissa Vokey)

Have you ever wondered what—and how—all those tide pool animals eat without visible mouths or teeth? Find out when you join us for a special peek at the touch tank every Wednesday! Program runs July 11-August 22.

More News

Upcoming Programs

August 17, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
These fun-filled morning programs are perfect for you and your active preschooler! Our structured activities...
August 17, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
Drop in before the beach, after the beach, or instead of the beach! Our 110-gallon tide pool touch tank...
August 18, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Come birding with our talented guides in one of the best year-round birding locations in the country....
View Full Schedule

Birthday Parties


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

Join Mass Audubon

Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

Join Today