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Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

1660 East Shore Drive

About Us:-

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.


Mark Heisel

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
This is a amazing place. Perfect for a family outing. Check out the gift shop. They sell books on birds, butterfly's, and animals. Also on hand are gifts and small trinkets. When you come here, you can experience nature at it's best. The sanctuary is set up so animals can feel like they are in their natural environment. There are plenty of knowledgeable staff on hand, too. Don't be afraid to ask questions, either. The dumb question is the one you don't ask. While you are here take as many pictures as you like to share with friends and family. You can also just enjoy a pleasant walk on the beautiful trails here or just relax on a bench and eat your lunch. I will be going back here again.

Kimberly Faccio

Saturday, April 28, 2018
This is the best wildlife sanctuary. The grounds, the recovering birds, the demonstrations are all outstanding. What set the experience apart from me was the volunteers that worked there. They were informative on so many levels. If you life to run, walk with the kids, or find that unique place to read a favorite book, this is where to go while in Green Bay (after a Packer's game). One of my top ten favorite places ❤️

David Lamma

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Beautiful, peaceful and plenty of fun! Great for walks and plenty to do. You can pay to get corn and feed ducks and geese. You'll also have chipmunks that pick up the scraps. Plenty of parking, if you don't mind walking. A great learning experience in the buildings. Overall an excellent time!

Laura Hill

Monday, May 7, 2018
Plenty of trails to walk and explore. Lots of exhibits to read the posts and learn about nature or animals. Has an observatory by the deer and wolf encasements plus a few mini play areas for kids to expel some extra energy. Nice large boardwalk across pond where you can go into another building that leads to a birds 🐦 exhibit area.

Meagan Farrell

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Great place for pretty much anyone, there's lots of stuff for kids to enjoy as well as adults. Most areas of the sanctuary have sections for kids to play or learn about Wisconsin's wildlife. Just make sure the kids don't bother the geese, usually they're all talk but during the nesting season they can get pretty defensive.

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