Hobe Sound Nature Center
772-546-2067
Nature Center Open Monday - Saturday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Refuge Trail Open 7 days, Sunrise to Sunset

Upcoming Events

Naturalist Led Refuge Trail Hikes

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Every Thursday January 17 -March 28 ~ 9:30 am
No Reservations required

No reservations are required to explore native habitats at the Refuge with a naturalist. Meet in the exhibit hall to learn about the flora and fauna that call the Indian River Lagoon, coastal hammock and sand pine scrub their home.

Keep an eye out for gopher tortoises, scrub lizards, manatees, eagles, ospreys and other wildlife along the way!

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Spring Series - Tuesday Morning Hikes

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Come join the Nature Center for our Spring Series Tuesday Morning Hikes. Join Naturalists as we explore local natural areas. Note varying starting times.
ALL OF OUR HIKES ARE ABOUT 1-2 MILES AND UP TO TWO HOURS
If you have specific questions about the terrain or specific needs please call us at (772) 546-2067.


Reservations are required as space is limited. Caravans and carpools may be available from the Nature Center. For reservations please contact the Nature Center at (772)546-2067 or Make a Reservation


March 19th - Wakodahatchee Wetlands
9 am 13026 Jog Road, Delray beach
**8am carpool from HSNC**
Wading birds everywhere: that’s the delight of a walk along the boardwalks of Wakodahatchee Wetlands. The first wetlands park in the region, it continues to draw a regular crowd for morning strolls, photography, and serious birdwatching.

March 26th - Hobe Sound Refuge Beach:Beach Dynamics Program
9:30 am Hobe Sound Refuge Beach, north end of Jupiter Island
**meet at the beach, no fee for program attendees**
The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center invites you to join naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff for a beach dynamics program at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge beach on the north end of Jupiter Island. Kim will lead you on a beachcombing adventure to find treasures brought to our shores by ocean currents and waves. Watch for wildlife, learn about natural items washed ashore and and pick up litter along the way.

To Make a Reservation call (772) 546-2067 or Make a Reservation. Waitlists available.

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Beach Dynamics Program

08/30/2017

Wednesdays ~ 3:30 pm ~ April 17th, May 8th, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th 2019~
All ages welcome! Bring the whole family!

The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center invites you to join naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff for a beach dynamics program at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge beach on the north end of Jupiter Island. Kim will lead you on a beachcombing adventure to find treasures brought to our shores by ocean currents and waves. Watch for wildlife, learn about natural items washed ashore and and pick up litter along the way.

Meet us at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge North Beach pavilion. (event is held rain or shine- will cancel for lightening but not determined until we arrive at the Beach)For further information call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

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Spring Series - Thursday Night Lectures

02/21/2019

Join us Thursday Evenings for our Spring Lecture Series. Lectures will begin at 7:30 pm at the Hobe Sound Nature Center’s Educational Building located next to the Center unless otherwise noted.

Reservations are strongly encouraged

March 21st - Gopher Tortoises Join expert Andrew Luering on basic biology of the gopher tortoise, why they are protected, safely removing and relocating tortoises from construction areas.

March 28th - Riverbend Park Night Hike
**9060 W Indiantown Road, Jupiter- carpool from HSNC @7pm or meet us there**
Join us to explore the tropical trails along the Loxahatchee at night.

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SPRING BREAK JR NATURALIST CAMP

03/14/2019

NEW SPRING BREAK JR NATURALIST CAMP!
(If the form attached is not working please e-mail us for one to be sent to you at hobesoundnaturecenter@gmail.com)


Ever wonder what it is like to be a Naturalist at Hobe Sound Nature Center? Come and learn how to care for the resident teaching animals, interact with guests, and learn how to identify local plants and wildlife on the trail. Live native wildlife presentations, nature crafts and games are included in this two day program.
The camp is open to all students, ages 10 to 14 and is a two day program 9 to 12 noon.

Available days: Space is limited

  • 03/14-15 Or 03/21-22


  • Registration is $50.00 per student Students may register for one two-day program only . No transportation is provided.

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    Celebrate Earth Day

    04/27/2019

    Saturday, April 27th 9am-3pm- Join us for a day of crafts and games!
    Reservations Open Now
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    Scheduled activities:

    “Hook Kids on Fishing Clinic,” co-sponsored by Anglers for Conservation from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m . The clinic is open to all kids ages 6-16 with a parent. First 70 Students to sign up receive fishing poles, tackle and attend mini-sessions to learn fishing basics from local experts. Their newly acquired skills are then put to good use by fishing along the banks of the Indian River Lagoon. ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED sign up

    At 12:30 p.m., we explore the seagrasses with hand nets and seine. Participants will catch and release small marine animals that call the estuary home. This popular get wet activity is recommended for ages 4 and up with an adult. No reservations required, just arrive ready to get wet in the classroom at 12:30

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