Meet Beach Creatures & More

July 7, 2023 (Friday) 10:00am-3:00pm


Joppa Flats Education Center, Newburyport


Lisa Hutchings - Joppa Flats School and Youth Education Coordinator


- children 3 & up


Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Come to Joppa Flats this summer to enjoy some live animal encounters both outdoors in our riverside yard and indoors in our air conditioned lobby! You'll rotate through different live animal stations at your own pace, and may choose to spend your time handling tide pool creatures such as sea urchins and sea stars, meeting moon snails and hermit crabs from the sandy beach, and/or learning about minnows and horseshoe crabs from the salt marsh. We'll also introduce you to our 'seasonal specials' that our interns are raising for release. You might even see praying mantis hatchlings, monarch caterpillars, or American toadlets! Family friendly activities, self-guided science stations and take-home nature crafts - something for everyone!

Fridays and Saturdays from July 7 through August 19 from 10am - 3pm. There will be no Meet Beach Creatures on Saturday July 22.

A $2 donation per person is suggested.

This program does not require preregistration. If you want to visit with a group of 10 or more, please call 978-270-9579 to make arrangements in advance.

Instructions and Directions:

This is not a drop-off class. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.

Registration not required.

Meeting Place:

Joppa Flats Education Center
1 Plum Island Tpke
Newburyport, MA 01950
Email [email protected] for more information.