Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach
Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 700 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. While nothing beats actually being there, click on links below to begin your journey through the sanctuary’s many offerings.


Sanctuary by Starlight

Saturday, October 1st, 2017

Stay as the sun sets. Walk lighted pathways, listen to the birds and waterfall, and appreciate the sanctuary in a new way. Read More…

A Natural Expansion
Capital Campaign

We need your help to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building. This expansion will allow us to double our innovative 4K nature-based education program. Read More…

Tell Us Your Stories!

For 80 years our community has embraced the Wildlife Sanctuary and it holds a special place in the hearts and memories of thousands of people. We need stories about your experiences! Read More…

Big Brown Bat

11th Annual Walk for Wildlife

Saturday, September 17

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the animals! Your help made the event the best ever. More than 400 people came out to walk!

Trail Walks

Trail Fitness Walks


Walk with us for fun and fitness on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon through November 16.

Click on Page Titles for More Information!

About Us

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

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.


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


Trail information, trail map and WLS blog.


Fishing etiquette, finishing information 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.

Donate to A Natural Expansion
Our 2016 Capital Campaign!