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Snowy Egret standing on grassy island surrounded by water
Snowy Egret @ Clare Carvel

Joppa Flats Education Center

Plan Your Visit

Celebrate region’s wildlife-rich habitats through guided tours, marine touch tanks, art exhibits, drop-in programs, and interpretive displays.

Hours
Nature Center & Gift Shop
  • Tuesday–Saturday
  • 8:30 am–4:00 pm
  • Monday holidays
  • 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Property Regulations

  • Foot travel only; please stay on trails (day passes are available for powered mobility devices)
  • Dog walking and horseback riding are prohibited; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome)
  • Camping, collecting, smoking, hunting, fishing, releasing of animals, and feeding wildlife is prohibited.
  • Commercial photography needs prior approval; please see all photography guidelines.

Facilities

  • Parking
    Parking
  • Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
    Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
  • Restrooms, Universally Accessible
    Restrooms, Universally Accessible
  • Picnic Tables
    Picnic Tables
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station
    Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Explore Joppa Flats

  • Great Blue Heron flying over tall grass with wings extended.
    Joppa Flats, Newburyport © Richard White
  • Two Semipalmated Sandpipers wading in a shallow pool of water.
    Semipalmated Sandpiper, Joppa Flats, Newburyport © Jesse Costa
  • A Killdeer standing on brown straw.
    © Ken DiBiccari
  • A Snowy Owl on top of some fallen wooden logs making a standing triangle. Bare trees off in the distance.
    Snowy Owl, Joppa Flats, Newburyport © Michael Francis
  • Two people in tan sun hats in a grassy marsh. One is one their knee looking into the grass, while the other is bent over and pointing.
    Joppa Flats, Newburyport © Janice Corkin Rudolf
  • A dozen egrets scattered across a salt marsh on a gray, gloomy day.
    Joppa Flats, Newburyport © Kevin Namet
  • Dozens of birds flying in a V-formation over a salt marsh on a gray, foggy day.
    © Christa Griffin
  • Dozens of white birds flying around 22 black birds on a small patch of land in water.
    © John Harrison

Latest News

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Birders on the beach during a past Superbowl of Birding
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Superbowl of Birding 2024 at Joppa Flats

Event Date: Saturday, January 27

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Great Blue Heron flying over tall grass with wings extended.
Joppa Flats, Newburyport © Richard White
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Black shells in marshy brown vegetation.
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