Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach
Wildlife Sanctuary

A Natural Expansion - Click to Donate Now!

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.


A Natural Expansion

The Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. needs your help with the capital campaign to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building. This expansion is critically needed! Most importantly, it will allow us to grow our innovative 4K nature-based education program and environmental education classes. We want to break ground in 2017 and you can be part of something great! Read more…

City Contributes $250K!

A Natural Expansion got a sizable boost on April 6th, 2017. The Common Council and Mayor of Green Bay shared $250,000 from the Packers Stadium sales tax overage for the building plan. They recognized that the Sanctuary is a free city park, and supported the planned improvements. Thank you, Council members and Mayor Jim Schmitt! (From left: Dan Wotruba, Treasurer of Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mike Reed, Director of Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary)

Volunteer Appreciation Week April 23-29

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who help us every day!  We could not do what we do without you!

Peregrine Falcon Naming Contest

Sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service and the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Kids Kindergarten through 8th grade can submit their ideas for names for the Peregrine Falcon chicks that hatch out of the J.P. Pullium Power Plant nesting box this spring. For information and to enter, go to the WPS website or click on WPS Falcons

Trail Fitness Walks

Wednesdays in April at 12 noon. FREE! Bring sturdy shoes, and we will walk at a brisk pace on the trails for about 45 minutes. Meet in the Nature Center.

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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.