Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach
Wildlife Sanctuary

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. While nothing beats actually being there, click on links below to begin your journey through the sanctuary’s many offerings.


Birthday Party Animals

Party for the Animals

Play some party games, visit with some animal ambassadors, and have a party treat.  This program designed for kids 8 and under
Date: March 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Pre-register at 920-391-3671 or online at
Cost: $5.00 per person

Animal Stories for Preschoolers

March 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00 am.  Please pre-register for this series by calling (920) 391-3671 or click register online.


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.
Wednesdays in March at 12:00 noon
Cost: FREE!

The Keystone – Dawne Cramer

On Tuesday, November 27th, after a truly remarkable battle with cancer we said our final “Goodbye” to our revered Park, Recreation and Forestry Director, Dawne Cramer.  Click to read more…

A Natural Expansion

A Natural Expansion, our capital campaign to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building is nearing the $2.5 million funding level needed to break ground! We’re so close. Can you help? Read more…

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.