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.


Order Birdseed Online

Order Birdseed Online

Order birdseed for the fundraiser for the Friends of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Seed must be picked up on Saturday February 9, 2019. Read more…

Sales Period: Now – Feb 1, 2019
Pick Up Date: Feb 9, 2019 – You pick up seed!
Pick Up Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Order Online: Click Birdseed Sale

Electronics Recycling Drive

Electronics Recycling Drive

Recycle your old computer, fax, printer, TV, other electronics and household appliances. A portion of the fees will go to support the Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary. Volunteers will help you unload electronics! Thank you for your support!

Dates: January 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Drop off area lower lot of the Nature Center
Cost Only for Certain Items: TVs ($15.00 each) and Monitors ($10.00 each)

Full Moon Tai Chi

Full Moon Tai Chi

Before class at 6:00 pm, the instructor will be sharing a free slideshow of his recent trip to China with a world renowned Tai Chi Master. At 7:30 the class will begin. Experience how the energetic flow of Tai Chi can connect you to the balanced cycles of your life. No prior experience required. Kids 15 and under are welcome with adult supervision.

Date: January 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm slideshow;  7:30 – 8:30 pm  class
Location: Nature Center auditorium
Fee: slideshow program is free; $10.00 per Green Bay resident, $15.00 per non-resident.
Registration: Call 920-391-3671

Lego Classes

Does your child like to build with Legos? These instructional classes will help your 8-16 year old child learn different types of builds with the help of an FOXLUG instructor. The 4 classes available are: Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Trees and Plants, Building in Different Scales (Micro Builds) and Building with Mini Figures. Child will have a small Lego build to take home after each class.

Dates: January 23, 30, and Feb 6, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ages: 8-16 years old
Location: Lower level of the Nature Center, Estuary room
Cost Per Class: Residents $20, Non-residents $30
Register: Call 920-448-3365

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. There is no sign-up, sessions are a drop in and free. Read more…

Dates: Mondays (except holidays) 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.