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.


Bird of Prey Tour

Bird of Prey Tour

Ever wonder how the captive birds of prey came to the Sanctuary? Bird of Prey Tours are held outside the Observation Building. Meet in the lobby afterwards for an up close look at some of our resident birds of prey.

Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Outside Observation Building
Call: 920-391-3685 for more information
Cost: FREE!

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

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 16, 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

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

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. No prior experience required. Kids 15 and under are welcome with adult supervision.

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

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.