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.


Friday Fun with Birds

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: November 29, 2019. LATE ORDERS CANNOT BE FILLED!
Pick-Up Schedule:
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Pick up at Observation Building area

Friends Volunteer Dinner

Owl Prowl

Late November and December are a great time of year to go out in search of owls. Join a naturalist as we venture out on the Sanctuary’s trails in search of these fascinating creatures. Come dressed for the weather. You’re welcome to bring a small flashlight with you. We’ll warm up with hot chocolate after the hike. FREE! Ages 8 and up.

Date: Monday, Nov 18, 2019
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Meet at Observation Building
Fee: Free
Register: Call (920) 391-3671
Note: Check our Calendar or Facebook page for cancellations

Come Play at the Sanctuary

Green Bay Holiday Parade

We’re ready to help kick off the holiday season! Look for some of our live program ambassadors and volunteers in this year’s Green Bay Holiday Parade.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Downtown Green Bay

A Stone's Throw Away

Thanksgiving – Special Hours

All of the Sanctuary’s buildings, trails, exhibits and parking areas are open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm on Thanksgiving. Make us a part of your wonderful holiday!

Young Citizen Scientist Camp

Animal Stories for Preschoolers

This popular program is now offered for FREE! It’s 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 Oct through Dec, 2019
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 Calendar or Facebook page for weather-related cancellations

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Wolf Talk and Feeding

Come to the Woodland Building to see our wolves being fed! Stick around afterwards to talk with staff and volunteers about the wolves and their behavior.

Dates: Mondays and Saturdays
Times: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Location: Woodland Building
Fee: Free
Note: Click the Calendar or Facebook for weather-related updates.

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.
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