Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach
Wildlife Sanctuary

Keep Our Wildlife Safe

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 600 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. Please click Keep Our Wildlife Safe for some springtime tips. While nothing beats actually being there, click on links below to begin your journey through the sanctuary’s many offerings.


Birdseed Sale – Order Online!

You’ve been asking for it, and now it’s here. Place your orders for birdseed online by clicking Order Birdseed, or if you prefer, you can still order by mail. Read more…

Order By Date: November 23, 2018

New Boardwalk

New Boardwalk Open!

Bird watchers will now be able to access a prime bird watching area that for most of the year was too wet for hikers to be able to access it. Starts behind the Nature Center (south side) and goes to Old Sanctuary Rd. Enjoy!

Wildlife Sanctuary at the Christmas Parade

Holiday Parade

Look for animal ambassadors in the 35th Annual Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade in downtown Green Bay. It’s a great, festive way to open the holiday season! Read more…

Date: November 17, 2018
Start Time: 10:00 am
Location: Downtown Green Bay
Cost: Free

John Brogan

Long Time Board of Directors Member Passes

John Brogan served on the Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary Board for decades, and helped bring the Sanctuary forward in all ways. He was passionate in his support of the environment and wild places. We’re very grateful for his help and wisdom. Read more…

Animal Stories for Preschoolers!

Animal Stories for Preschoolers!

This popular activity for children ages 3-5 inspires young learners with the wonder of animals each week. Starting in fall 2018, no sign-up, sessions are a drop in and free. Read more…

Dates: Mondays at 10:00 AM
Location: Main Floor of Nature Center
Cost: Free

A Natural Expansion

A Natural Expansion, our capital campaign to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building reached the funding level needed to break ground! We’re underway, but could still use your support. There are room naming opportunities, as well as opportunities to help with furnishings, and more. Can you help? Read more…

Click on Page Titles for More Information!


Link to the Sanctuary calendar.

Getting Here

Map and directions.

Map Out Your Day!

Map of the park itself with descriptions of buildings, special habitats and things to do.

Facility Hours and Phone Numbers

Summer and winter hours, as well as phone numbers for the different buildings.


Answers to frequently asked questions.


Trail information, trail map and WLS blog.


Fishing rules and etiquette, and Manger Lagoon information.


Information about wheelchair accessible areas of the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Room Rentals

Spaces available for rental, descriptions, floor plans and policies.

Photo Policy

Important information about shooting photos at the Wildlife Sanctuary.

About Us

Brief overview of the Wildlife Sanctuary, including Mission and Goals.