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.


Full Moon Tai Chi

Full Moon Tai Chi

In this class we will use the balancing principles of tai chi to soften the extremes of yang energy and harness the nurturing openness the full moon offers. Come and experience how the energetic flow of tai chi can connect you to the balanced cycles of your life. Nor prior experience required. Kids 15 and under are welcome with adult supervision.

Registration: Call (920) 391-3671
Date: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Nature Center Auditorium
Fee: $10.00 per Green Bay resident, $15.00 per non-resident per date
Note: Check our Calendar or Facebook page for weather-related cancellations

Ski and Tea

Ski and Tea

Join a naturalist for a 45-60 minute turn on our ski trail and then come back inside to warm up with a hot beverage. Must have own skis. Program is weather and condition dependent.

Pre-registration Required: Call (920) 391-3671. Minimum of 2 people needed by Feb 25
Dates: February 26 and 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Ski Trailhead by the Nature Center Amphitheater
Fee: $5.00 per person
Note: Check our Calendar or Facebook page for trail conditions or cancellations

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
Fee: Free

Trail Fitness Walk

Trail Fitness Walk

Walk for fitness led by a Naturalist on Sanctuary trail system. We will walk for approximately 45 minutes at a brisk pace. Some uneven terrain, not paved.

Date: Wed, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Location: Nature Center foyer
Fee: Free
Registration: Call (920) 391-3671
Note: Check our Calendar or Facebook page for trail conditions or cancellations

Party for the Animals

(Ages 8 and under) Some kids are on spring break and off of school so why not bring them to the Sanctuary at 10:00 am to have a party with our animals! We’ll play games, see live animals and enjoy a party treat!

Pre-registration Required: Call (920) 391-3671
Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Nature Center
Fee: $5.00 per child
Note: Minimum of 15, maximum of 50. Check our Calendar or Facebook page for conditions or cancellations

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.