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

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…

Summer Animal Series

Wolf Talk and Feeding Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30 PM
Quill Thrills Tuesdays 1:00 PM
Fox Trots Wednesdays 10:00 AM
Talon Talks Thursdays 2:00 PM(start 6/15)
Otter Odysseys Fridays 11:00 AM

Terrific 4K Teachers!

Brittany Falkers of WFRV TV visited the 4K kindergarten class for a delightful, inspiring visit with students and terrific 4k teachers. See the video interview and Read more…

Walk for Wildlife 2017

Saturday, September 16  8:00 AM-12:30 PM  

Click Walk for wildlife 2017 brochure for more information!  Click HERE for registration information.

Breakfast Optimists Donate $1,000

In a show of organic, local support, the Optimists donated $1,000 to A Natural Expansion. They enthusiastically support reconnecting children to nature 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.