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. Click on Parking Map to see traffic flow during the Natural Expansion construction. While nothing beats actually being there, click on links below to begin your journey through the sanctuary’s many offerings.


Come Play at the Sanctuary

Six days of the week we have programs for the public to enjoy, like Otter Odysseys, Marvelous Mammals, Wolf Feeding and Talk, Awesome Ambassadors and Enrichment, Fantastic Felines and Cool Corvids. Click Calendar to see when the programs are scheduled. Click Map Out Your Day to see the many playing, hiking and observation areas to enjoy in our 600 acre park.

Evening Bat Program and Walk

Come in and learn about bats in Wisconsin and your neighborhood and then we’ll take a walk on the trail with a bat detector to look for bats! It’s a good idea to wear long pants and sleeves as there will be plenty of mosquitoes! Did you know that bats love to eat mosquitos?

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Meet in Nature Center
Fee: Free
More Information: Call (920) 391-3686
Note: Check our Calendar or Facebook page for weather cancellations

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 connects you to the balanced cycles of your life. No prior experience required. Kids 15 and under are welcome with adult supervision.

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Nature Center Auditorium
Fee: $10.00 per Green Bay resident, $15.00 per non-resident. Per date
Registration: Call (920) 391-3671 to register
Note: Check our Calendar or Facebook page for cancellations

We’re a Stone’s Throw Away from Finishing!

The entry of The Natural Expansion takes shape along with myriad other areas of the building. An impressive stone chimney rises from the building while cultured stone is applied to other portions of the exterior. In-floor heating will warm the porcelain tile floors. The massive fireplace in the main hall makes quite a statement. Want to make your mark with a finishing project donation? There’s still room on the donor board, and we have a wish list of needed items! To see more images and text, click Read more…

Friday Fun Days

In addition to summer camps, we’ve got programs 6 days a week! You might like Friday Fun Days, like Nature Art on July 12, Fishing on July 19 or Birding on July 26. Click Friday Fun Day Programs or Calendar for more information!

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.