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Address: 1 Plum Island Tpke, Newburyport, MA 01950-3219
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+1 978-462-9998
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08:30 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 16:00

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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 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
Bear59
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Norwich, Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!

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Thank Grace S
Norwich, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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, 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 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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.

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Thank Gioia C
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

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

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 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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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 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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