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Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

1660 East Shore Drive

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The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 700 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. It is the largest park in the Green Bay Park system and home to the second largest wildlife rehabilitation program in Wisconsin, caring for more than 4,500 orphaned and injured animals annually.

The Sanctuary attracts hundreds of thousands of bird watchers, families and other visitors from across the USA and many foreign countries each year. They come to explore and discover nature while learning the importance of preserving natural landscapes.

First established in 1936 as a site for waterfowl rehabilitation, the Sanctuary has grown to offer environmental education programs to over 10,000 students, nature walks, urban fishing, summer camps, cross country skiing and much more.


Provide an urban wildlife refuge where people can interact with wildlife, plants, and other natural resources through environmental education and recreation.


Kayla Fenlaciki

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
I mean come on!!! This place is amazing!!! There is literally something for all ages. You can't beat the amazing prices for tickets. We have a family of six and $20 in tickets allows us to all have fun for usually 3 hours. Great picnic areas located around the park if you want to make a day of it. Parking can get tight because of it's popularity so arriving when they open is usually the best time. My kids also enjoy playing at the park after we run out of tickets but aren't ready to leave.

Emily Nelson

Friday, June 15, 2018
This place is SO cool! I have been to many nature preserves in the U.S. and this is by far one of the best I have been to! They have a lot of activities for children to learn about, and keeps their interest in learning about nature. There are also playgrounds and is right next to a picnic area where you can enjoy lunch. It's very close to the amusement park, so heading there is a bonus after going to the preserve.

Amy Bradbury

Monday, June 25, 2018
A great place to visit. They have a nature center that is fun for the kids to explore, animals that have been rescued but can't go back to the wild for one reason or other, a whole area with various birds of prey, and plenty of trails to take a stroll. Most things handicap accessible, lots to learn and do, and best of all free. For those who play Pokemon go, there are several gyms and pokestops through the property, and plenty of Pokemon. A pretty place with lots of scenic places for photos, in fact, there was a wedding party getting photos all over the place when we were there last visit. I recommend visiting here with children of all ages, and actually, it makes for a fun different kind of date place too. My now husband and I used to go here a lot.

Rickie Meeuwsen

Thursday, July 19, 2018
FREE admission and parking for this place is another Green Bay area bargain. The place has really undergone a super transformation with the addition of the waterfall and nature trails. The learning and education centers are air conditioned and include restrooms, a gift shop and low priced bird food. Kids are encouraged to "feed the birds" which is a delight for them and the adults alike. Since it is nearby the Bay Beach amusement park, you should have no trouble pleasing everyone.

Allie Genia

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
When I needed something to do before my flight, I found this place on Google - what a great decision it was to go! It was easy to access and a lot of fun. It's clear from the visitor center and information available that these guys take great care of their animals, which makes me a lot more comfortable donating to them. In particular, I loved that they had a nesting pair of bald eagles and a golden eagle as well! If you have a minute, I'd definitely recommend stopping by.

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