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.
Electronics Recycling Drive
You know that computer or TV sitting in your basement that you’ve been meaning to recycle? Drop it off at the Wildlife Sanctuary. A portion of the proceeds support Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 AM-1 PM
Location: Lower parking lot of Nature Center
Cost: Most electronics are free. $15 fee for TV’s and $10 each for monitors
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: Sep 4, 10, 17, 24 at 10:00 AM
Location: Main Floor of Nature Center
Trail Fitness Walks
Join a naturalist for fast paced and energetic walk on our trails. Please wear sturdy shoes! Trail is unpaved and uneven in areas.
Dates: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 at noon
Location: Nature Center Foyer
Kids’ Autumn Adventure
Join the Thursday Morning Breakfast Optimist Club for Kids’ Autumn Adventure. There will be lots of fun activities for kids and their parents. Free lunch from 11:00am – 1:00pm! All ages are welcome and all activities are free!
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Nature Center and grounds
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…