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 >

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 8:30 am–5 pm 

Sanctuary News & Events

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 18, 2017

For the fifth year, Wellfleet Bay, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, and WCAI Radio are pleased to announce a presentation of our Sea Change environmental film series. Films will be shown at WHAT's Julie Harris Stage. The series continues Saturday, March 18, at 7 pm with Wild Ways: Corridors of Life.

Counselor and kids at Silver Spring

Join us on Cape Cod this summer! As a counselor at our Natural History Day Camp, you'll teach natural history full-time to children ranging in age from preschoolers to eighth graders. We're looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable people to work at our camps in Wellfleet and Chatham.

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Upcoming Programs

March 4, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Think winter is a slow time for birds on Cape Cod? Think again! Ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful...
March 11, 2017 8:30am - 3:00pm
22nd Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference For over 20 years, Wellfleet Bay has organized this full...
March 12, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Have you taken hundreds, maybe even thousands, of digital photos and are having trouble organizing them?...
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Birthday Parties


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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