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

Upcoming Events

Hobe Sound Christmas Parade!


Saturday, December 2nd- Join us for the 32nd annualHobe Sound Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade!

Scheduled activities:

Holiday cheer will fill downtown Hobe Sound on Saturday, December 2nd for the 32nd annual Hobe Sound Chamber Christmas Parade. Local shops, businesses & restaurants will open for holiday activities and specials. The Holiday Arts & Crafts Stroll will be from 10 to 3 pm next to Taste Casual Dining. The Parade begins at 1 pm, opening with the Sheriff's helicopter fly-over. There will be over 70 entries; floats, cars, unique vehicles, famous characters and marchers. Bring your entire family to Bridge Road & Dixie Highway to enjoy this Hobe Sound tradition. Arrive early with chairs and blankets.

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Night Explorers


Fridays ~ December 22nd, January 25th, February 23rd ~ 6:30 to 8:30 p.m

Join the Nature Center for some nighttime stargazing at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. Following a brief classroom orientation, naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff will lead the group outside along the nature trail to look at the nighttime sky through telescopes. This free program and all ages are welcomed.

Learn about wildlife at night and how artificial lighting impacts some plant and animal at night. If weather conditions are not conducive to viewing planets, stars, and constellations, the program will be limited classroom activities only.

Reservations are required. For further call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

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Holiday Hours 2017


The Hobe Sound Nature Center will be closed
Thursday, Thanksgiving, November 23rd
Monday, Christmas Day, December 25th
Monday, New Years Day, January 1st

Nature Trails will be open sunrise to sunset.

The Hobe Sound Nature Center is open Monday- Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Beach Dynamics Program


Wednesdays ~ November 22nd, December 20th ~ 3:00 p.m
Schools out early! 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. This is a free event, but reservations are required . For further information call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

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Volunteer Opportunities


Interested in working with wildlife and educational programming for kids and adults. Come volunteer at the Hobe Sound Nature Center!

The offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Animal Care -Perform routine & specialized duties associated with animal care including feeding, cleaning, and maintaining displays~ Docent

Docent- Conduct guided tours of the Exhibit Hall ~ Handle Live Animals~ Must be enthusiastic, cheerful & willing to learn~ should have an interest in working with people & animals

Greeter- Welcome all guest to the exhibit hall~ Keep track of visitors~ This duty includes being able to speak to the general public about the Refuge and Center ~ May be expected to help docent or work in the gift shop

IIf you are interested in applying or would like more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (772) 546-2067 or hobesoundnaturecenter@gmail.com . Volunteer forms can be downloaded from our Volunteer Page. Minimum age for volunteering is 14 years old.

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Internship Opportunity


Position: Paid Internship for local college student with
field of interest in biology, wildlife, environmental education
or related majors

Hours: variable hours per week, including Saturdays and some
evenings, beginning in January- April 2018.

Responsibilities : Assist with the Centerís nature-based programs for children and adults through school programs, evening lectures, trail hikes and special events. Care, maintenance and handling of educational animals, working with volunteers, visitor services, exhibit maintenance, office, computer and gift shop duties are also included.

Qualifications: This internship is funded through a local donor and Hobe Sound residents will be given first priority.

Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a short paragraph about career plans and why you are interested in this position. Send to Debbie Fritz-Quincy, Director, Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc., PO Box 214, Hobe Sound, FL 33475 or via email at hsnature@aol.com (Be sure to indicate that your email is for the internship).

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