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.

TOP NEWS!

Summer Camps for Kids

Register now for 2019 Summer Camps! Camps start in mid-June. All camps run Monday-Thursday. Camps are filling up, so please register now! Camps that are still open include: Outdoor Investigations; Raptor Rangers; Nature Nuts; It’s a Habitat Thing; Young Citizen Scientists; and Furs, Fins & Feathers. Age requirement varies by camp (from age 4 to 14). Lunch is served daily. Come prepared to have fun! Click Summer Camps for Kids to read more. Check the Calendar to see at a glance if the camp is still open. Call 920-391-3671 to register.

Public Programs Starting in June

June Public Programs

June heats up at the Sanctuary with lots of programs to enjoy nearly every day of the week! Wolf Feeding & Talk, Cool Corvids, and Wonderful Waterbirds are just a few of the possibilities. Click Public Programs to see descriptions and dates for June programs, or click Calendar to see what’s happening. Most programs are free!

Baby Animals Wish List

Baby Animals Wish List

Many of us worry about animals injured by cars or orphaned by storms and flooding. Every season Sanctuary volunteers spend thousands of dollars to care for orphaned wild animals. Through our R-PAWS program, we rehabilitate more than 5,000 animals each year! If you’d like to donate items to help orphaned baby wildlife, please bring items to the Observation Building! Click Baby Animals Wish List to see a list of helpful items you could donate. Thanks so much!

Foundation Laid, Walls Going Up!

The Natural Expansion foundation is laid, the walls are going up and soon there will be a roof over our heads. Through the generosity of our many donors, the Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary are building a beautiful and unique space for our visitors to gather while they are surrounded by the ever-changing panorama of nature. Read more…

Don Renard Donates Trout!

Don Renard, a successful local area businessman, has a personal and life-long relationship with the Wildlife Sanctuary. In the spring of each year, Don donates 2,000 trout to stock the lagoons at the Wildlife Sanctuary. They’re intended for children under the age of 15 and the disabled so they get the rush of joy “catchin’ a fish”. Read more…

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!

Calendar

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.

FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions.

Trails

Trail information, trail map and WLS blog.

Fishing

Fishing rules and etiquette, and Manger Lagoon information.

Accessibility

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.