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 visit tips. Click Hours for our seasonal hours. While nothing beats actually being there, click on links below to begin your journey through the sanctuary’s many offerings.


A Stone's Throw Away

Order Birdseed Online or by Mail

Each year, a primary support group called Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors multiple Birdseed Sales. Please buy bulk seeds through these sales to keep your birds and the Sanctuary healthy and happy! Read more…

Order Deadline: January 31, 2020. LATE ORDERS CANNOT BE FILLED!
Pick-Up Schedule:
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Pick up at Observation Building area at the Wildlife Sanctuary.
Note: Check our Facebook page for cancellations

Come Play at the Sanctuary

Ski & Tea

Join a naturalist for a 45-60 minute turn on our ski trail and then come back inside to warm up with a hot beverage. Must have own skis and program is weather and condition dependent. Meet at the ski trailhead by the Nature Center amphitheater.

Date: Thursdays in Jan and Feb, 2020
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Meet at trailhead by amphitheater
Fee: $2.00 per person, must have own skis
Pre-registration: Required by the day before the program. Call (920) 391-3671
Notes: Minimum of 2 people needed by the day before. Maximum of 25 people. Check our Facebook page for cancellations

Friday Fun with Birds

Canvas and Critters

Event takes place at The Children’s Museum of Green Bay. Make and take your own canvas painting featuring “Dori & Daphne,” skunk sisters from Wildlife Sanctuary. It includes an educational conversation with a sanctuary expert, meeting the animal, and an 11×14 inch canvas painting that you’ll create through the event, as instructed by The Children’s Museum of Green Bay.

Pre-registration Required: Click Canvas & Critters to register
Date: Friday, Jan 24, 2020
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: The Children’s Museum at 1230 Bay Beach Rd, Green Bay, WI
Ages: 6 and up, adult must accompany participants under 16
$35 Per Canvas No Frills/Non Member of Children’s Museum
$30 Per Canvas Full Member of Children’s Museum
More Info: Call 920-432-4397

A Natural Expansion Campaign

Frosty Family Fun Night

Join us for snowshoe hikes, treats, crafts, live animals, bonfire, horse-drawn wagon rides ($2.00) and great live music by the Good News Band. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Parking will be at Bay Beach Amusement Park. Shuttle buses available.

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: Free for Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary members; $5.00 per family/carload of non-members
Note: Call 920-391-3685 for more information. Check Facebook for weather and conditions updates.

Friends Volunteer Dinner

Wolf Feeding and Talk

Don’t miss the chance to watch our pack of wolves get fed as you ask our staff your questions about wolves and their care. Our staff has helped care for these resident wolves from wolf pups to full-grown adults. The best view of this free program is from inside or outside the Woodland Building wolf viewing area.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Woodland Building Area
Fee: Free!
Notes: Check our Facebook page for cancellations

Young Citizen Scientist Camp

Animal Stories for Preschoolers

This popular program is now offered for FREE! It is held every Monday of the month. For ages 3-5. Each program starts with a story and is enhanced with a variety of activities. Adult is required to stay with the child. Program is held by the hollow tree exhibit on the main floor of the Nature Center!

Dates: Every Monday from Jan 6, 2020 thru March
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Nature Center main floor
Fee: Free
Note: Adult required to stay with child. Check our Facebook page for weather-related cancellations

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.
A Natural Expansion