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.


Party for the Animals

(Ages 8 and under) Some kids are on spring break and off of school so why not bring them to the Sanctuary at 10:00 am to have a party with our animals! We’ll play games, see live animals and enjoy a party treat!

Pre-registration Required: Call (920) 391-3671
Date: Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Nature Center
Fee: $5.00 per child
Note: Minimum of 15, maximum of 50. Check our Calendar or Facebook page for conditions or cancellations

Bird of Prey Tour

Bird of Prey Tour

Ever wonder how the captive birds of prey came to the Wildlife Sanctuary? Learn about our resident birds of prey outside the Observation Building, and then meet in the lobby for an up close look. For more information, call (920) 391-3685.

Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Outside the Observation Building
Fee: Free

Trail Fitness Walk

Trail Fitness Walk

Walk for fitness led by a Naturalist on Sanctuary trail system. We will walk for approximately 45 minutes at a brisk pace. Some uneven terrain, not paved.

Date: Wed, Mar 20, 27
Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Location: Nature Center foyer
Fee: Free
Registration: Call (920) 391-3671
Note: Check our Calendar or Facebook page for trail conditions or cancellations


R-PAWS Training

Once a year, R-PAWS, the Rehabilitation Program at the Wildlife Sanctuary holds beginner training for individuals interested in learning about wildlife rehab. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live within a 30-mile radius of the Sanctuary. There is no obligation to attend the training.

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Nature Center Auditorium
Fee: $2
Registration: Call (920) 391-3671 to register
Note: Check our Calendar or Facebook page for weather-related cancellations

Summer Camps for Kids

Register now for 2019 Summer Camps! Camps start in mid-June. All camps run Monday-Thursday. Space is limited so register early! 12 camp options from Fantastic Beasts to Young Citizen Scientists and much more. 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. Call 920-391-3671 to register.

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.