Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay provides peace and unmatched beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor. Extensive trails bring you to a panoramic salt marsh, sandy barrier beach, and pine woodlands, each attracting a wide array of wildlife. The sanctuary features a universally accessible trail and an award-winning “green” nature center with numerous exhibits and aquariums. Read More

Sanctuary News & Events

Cold stunned sea turtles at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary runs the largest annual cold-stunned sea turtle rescue program in the world. On November 19, the sanctuary set a new record—148 endangered sea turtles rescued in one day. This is the largest number of sea turtles that Wellfleet Bay has processed in a single day in its more than 30 years of rescuing sea turtles. As of November 22, they have rescued or recovered nearly 800!

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Upcoming Programs

November 28, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Modeled after our popular Birding Cape Cod but with a couple of differences, Birding Hot Spots will take...
November 28, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Education coordinator Melissa Lowe will share the natural history and adapations of local owls through...
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Birthday Parties

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Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with guided indoor and outdoor activities. Learn More

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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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