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! The Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary need your financial help with this critically needed expansion! It will allow us to grow our innovative 4K nature-based education program and environmental education classes. We want to keep the classes free, and we’re relying on community organizations and individuals to band together for the good of the community. We’re so close. Can you help? Read more…

Georgia Pacific Donates $5,000

The Broadway Mill in Green Bay won its company’s Environmental Excellence Award, which included a $5,000 donation to a local environmental project. “We’re honored to have our sustainability efforts recognized…, and we’re very happy to be able to make this donation to the Wildlife Sanctuary,” said Mike Kawleski, Public Affairs Manager. “We think the Sanctuary is a worthy recipient because of its numerous environmental educational programs, which will grow with the (Natural Expansion) capital campaign.” (From left: Mike Kawleski, Mike Reed, Sanctuary Director)

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.