If you just LOVE nature, then listen in close, because we're going to tell you about a great little secret in Wisconsin.
The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 600-acre urban wildlife refuge and in fact, they are one of the largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Sites in the state!
The sanctuary also offers free admission, and runs via donations, so even more of a great reason to visit!
During your time at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, the family will be able to enjoy live animal exhibits, as well as educational displays so kids can learn all about what they are seeing.
For those active families, make sure you take those hiking shoes! There are miles of hiking and skiing trails, and along the way, not only are you enjoying the fresh Wisconsin air, but you might just come across some amazing wildlife viewing opportunities too!
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is of course, a sanctuary, which means they are there to rescue, and rehabilitate injured and orphaned animals. In fact, they care for more than 4,500 orphaned and injured animals annually.
If you enjoy fishing with the family, there are opportunities for catch and release fishing within the park, and there are some fun opportunities for kids too! They can learn how animals migrate through fun exhibits, crawl into Habitat Hollow to experience what it's like to live in a hollowed out tree, and enjoy hands-on displays to learn about the woodlands!
Nature, wildlife, and great learning opportunities for kids, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounding yourselves with the wonders of Mother Nature and it doesn't get better than that!
Free, but donations apprecaited
Same as adult
Take plenty of sun protection, especially in summer!
Take a picnic! Enjoy the grass and the sun and pack your own tasty lunch
Healthy Eating Make sure you take plenty of bottled water
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
The gift shop is open 12pm - 4pm daily, and is great to pick up nature based merchandise and gifts!
They have a wheelchair available for rental in the Nature Center.
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Nature Center: 8am - 7:30pm daily. (4:30pm close mid-Sept to mid-April). Hiking trails 8am - 4:30pm year round
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