Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

Covid-19 UPDATE:  We are currently open 8:00 AM-4:30 PM daily.  The Observation Building/corn sales and the Nature Center will be partially open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The Woodland Building will remain closed.   All trails are closed at 4:30 PM daily.

Please call (920) 391-3685 for injured or orphaned wild animals.   We are admitting wildlife for rehabilitation from 10:00-3:00, but encourage a call first.  Admits by appointment only from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM and from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Check our Facebook page for the most current updates.   General Practices Safety Guidelines     CDC graphic

We appreciate your support and your understanding through these unusual times.  Please call the office at (920) 391-3671 or Steve Lakatos, Superintendent, at (920) 391-3675 with questions.


Electronics Recycling Drive

Saturday, September 26 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.   Recycle electronics and household appliances.  Some of the fee for TVs ($15.00 each) and Monitors ($10.00 each) supports the Friends group.  The drop off area will be the lower lot of the Nature Center. Thank you for your support!

Stay Connected to the WLS

Check out our videos on our WLS you tube channel and subscribe!  We will try to post new content every few days.  Stay the most up to date by checking our WLS Facebook page.  Like or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Bird Seed Sale

Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary Birdseed Sale! 

Order forms available onsite or print and mail this form.

Birdseed Brochure September 2020


No pets or bikes on trails please

Please remember that for the safety of our wildife and resident animals, we do NOT allow dogs and other pets.   Please do not ride bikes on our trails.  Visitors can ride their bikes into the park, but please walk on the trails.

Trail Fitness Walks

Wednesdays in September at 12:00 PM.  FREE!  Join the Naturalists for a brisk hike on our trails and learn a little about nature along the way.  Get your steps in. 

The trail is unpaved and uneven, sturdy shoes are recommended.  October fitness walks will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.


City of Green Bay Ordinance on July 27, 2020.  Face coverings  are required when inside our buildings. Please be respectful of staff, other visitors, and families while you are visiting the Wildlife Sanctuary and please practice proper social distancing while outdoors as well.

Click on Page Titles for More Information!

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 trail report 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.