Hobe Sound Nature Center
Nature Center Open Monday - Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Refuge Trail Open 7 days, Sunrise to Sunset

About Us

The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc.

wishes to remain in the forefront of environmental education. Its programs have taught, trained, and influenced an entire generation of environmentally sensitive people. If we wish to continue enjoying our fragile Hobe Sound environment, we must continue to support the growth of the Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc.Donate Now

The Nature Center offers both on and off-site native wildlife presentations and field experiences to local natural areas. The Spring Program Series, offered in February and March, presents the public with field trips to natural areas and nighttime lectures with experts.

Throughout the year, the center offers family friendly free programs including Night Explorers, Beach Dynamics and weekly naturalist hikes along the trails. A highly popular summertime program is nighttime interpretive "sea turtle walks," held from late May to mid July. These walks begin with a presentation in the Center's classroom and end with a visit to the Hobe Sound Public Beach to witness the egg-laying of the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. A special permit is issued to the Nature Center by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in order to provide people with this unique opportunity to observe this natural phenomenon. Reservations are required and recommended to book way in advance. The Center begins taking reservation beginning April 1st each year. Turtle Walks

School groups and other organizations visit the Center to take part in specially designed environmental education awareness programs. Popular topics include Florida's myriad threatened habitats and endangered species, native wildlife and estuarine life cycles.School Programs