Meet Beach Creatures All Summer Long!

Discover and explore the facts of the creatures you find at the beach at Joppa

Drop in at Joppa Flats BEFORE the beach, AFTER the beach, or INSTEAD of the beach! What is that spiky thing I almost stepped on? How do starfish – or is it sea stars – eat? Are those baby fish, or is that as big as they get? You have the questions, Joppa Flats Education Center has the answers – and the animals – and the touch tanks!  Themes will change weekly!

What will be offered? Supervised handling and interpretation of LIVE beach creatures from Plum Island in a 110 Gallon touch tank.  This is a great opprotunity for kids and families to touch, discover, learn and explore the habitat fot he beach and shoreline!

“Come visit us before the beach, after the beach, or instead of the beach,” says Lisa Hutchings, School and Youth Education Coordinator at Joppa Flats. “Our team of interns and young naturalists will explain all the critters in our touch tanks – what they are, why they live where the do, how they interact with each other.  And we’ll have crafts and games, too!"

Drop in before the beach, after the beach, or instead of the beach! Our 110-gallon tide pool touch tank is open for fun hands-on learning, Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, through August 20. Volunteers interpret the amazing animals you may or may not have seen on your own beach visits, answering all the "why, what, how" questions that all ages want to know. Program themes centered on local ecology and wildlife change every day, offering crafts, games, and two daily family presentations at 11:00 and 1:00. 

$2 suggested donation per child. No individual preregistration is required, but if you have a group of 10 or more, please call ahead.

  • This is a drop-in program
  • All Ages
  • Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

 

When: 
Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, through August 20
Phone: 
978.462.9998