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Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Open Now: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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A unique and welcoming place.

I have attended several events at Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, organized by... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
Waltham, Massachusetts
Stop in for sage birding advice!

Stopped by on our way out to Plum Island and the staff members were incredibly helpful in... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Callisto S
Natick, Massachusetts
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Feb 24, 2019
“For the birds”
Nov 12, 2017
“A unique and welcoming place.”
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

This is an education center, not a museum or visitor center. That is, there is a great deal less to look at versus, say, the splendid Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center across the road. But that was not the problem. The problem was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William M
Reviewed November 12, 2017

I have attended several events at Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, organized by David Davis, the Poet in Residence. These events featured poets and/or photographers and/or birders who wrote poems about birds, took marvelous photos of birds, or wrote nature poems or pieces....More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Isabell5683
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Stopped by on our way out to Plum Island and the staff members were incredibly helpful in describing the latest bird sightings and where we might have the most luck in finding them. Also gave us a tip about an owl residing in a tree...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Callisto S
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We stopped by before exploring the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The Audubon volunteers were very helpful in telling us which birds to look for, and also gave use valuable information about visiting Maudslay State Park. We would NEVER have gone there!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Grace S
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Bear59
Reviewed August 10, 2016

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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Gioia C
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank rickiboston
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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Paul D
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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank karengN9891HI
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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank CaseyfromBoston
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