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“Great place for families.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950
978-462-9998
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Newburyport
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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West Newbury, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place for families.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Beautiful spot on the Merrimack River. Great educational place - fun for kids and parents! Check out their calendar to see events held weekly.

Visited May 2013
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“staff not very friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live locally and decided to stop in one day with a 6yr old boy that I was watching for the day. The touch and feel tank was not open and when we asked the very bored looking, just sitting there reading a book why it was closed she said, I don't feel like doing it today. Hmm, isn't that your job? The rest of the center is interesting and it has a cute gift shop,but, I almost had to beg the women to let us buy something. I do not know if she is a paid employee or a volunteer but either way she really wrecked what could have been a fun experience.

Visited June 2013
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Newbury Old Town, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“I love Joppa Flats Audubon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This center is pro active on all enviromental issues. If you have never used a spotting scope -head up stair to the observation area and get into birding. The coffee is good and inexpensive. Art is wonderful, shopping at the store is fabulous. What else do you need? Butterfly garden out front.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Fantastic spot, lovely educators.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Great place to go for the day, lots of educators working at every level of curiosity, even with kids. Great bird watching place, lots of rarae sitings. Day trips out with educators, wonderful experience. One man named Harvey P was the best teacher ever!!!!!

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Seaside museum w/interesting wildlife, inside & out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Joppa Flats Education Center & Sanctuary is a fun little museum for families who love the ocean. There are exhibits w/ a touch tank inside & spaces outside to explore along the mud flats. I believe Audubon members get a discount on tickets. There is a butterfly garden outside the back of the museum which is beautiful when in bloom. Definitely follow this visit up with a trip to Plum Island Sanctuary. You can explore the dune side or take a short walk on boardwalks through the marsh. Lots of wildlife in the area at both places. Worth a day-long field trip.

Visited May 2012
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