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Address: 1 Plum Island Tpke, Newburyport, MA 01950-3219
Phone Number: 978-462-9998
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Visited the Joppa Flat Education Center, while on a bird-watching trip to Plum Island

Visited some of the exhibits at the Joppa Flats Education Center but, as it was at the end of our trip, I spent most of the time in the shop, where I purchased one of the few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bear59
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Norwich, Vermont
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Norwich, Vermont
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited some of the exhibits at the Joppa Flats Education Center but, as it was at the end of our trip, I spent most of the time in the shop, where I purchased one of the few squirrel-proof bird feeders recommended by the Audubon Society, as well as The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America and Sibley's... More 

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Thank Bear59
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we used to go as kids with our school on field trips. it was awesome seeing and learning about the plants and animals around us.

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Thank Gioia C
Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Provides a variety of programs including the 1/2 day birding trip that I took, to camp for kids. A great resource when visiting the area or for casual or serious nature lovers.

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Thank rickiboston
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The center is a birders dream. Plum Islands Parker River National Wild Life Refuge was recently named one of the top three bird watching places in the U. S.

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Thank Paul D
Hudson, Massachusetts
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

It is a wonderful location with 2 friendly, knowledgeable employees (at least 2 the day I was there) but no birds...I did go to Joppa Park and that was wonderful but no birds there either. Nice gift shop so I bought 2 of my younger grandchildren a gift but after walking around and reading a few signs there wasn't much... More 

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Home Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Ya gotta be into birds to really enjoy this place but, if you are, it's a great take. Nicely educational about the local beaks.

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Thank CaseyfromBoston
Taunton, Massachusetts
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Run by Mass Audubon, one of their sanctuaries. Has many programs available. good information on local nature

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Thank 821Bee
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Maybe if I was a real bird watcher this spot might be attractive. I have been here with my kids and other adults. And we come away always saying, "that was OK". Not sure why that building is there and all the people who work and volunteer there. I just dont get it, sorry. But I try to leave on... More 

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Thank Brian D
Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

This Mass Audubon nature center and the Parker River NWR visitor center across the street both helped to orient us and gave us pointers about what birds and other wildlife to look for.

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You learn so much from one visit! Learn about the birds and other animals and mammals reproduce, care for themselves and protect themselves from the other dangers of nature. How they survive from the cold, sun and stavation. Learn about the animals and birds who live here year round and who goes south for the winter. This is one of... More 

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