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

Beach Dynamics Program

08/30/2017

Wednesdays ~ June 27, July 25, Aug 22, Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 19~ 3:30 p.m
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. This is a free event, but reservations are required . For further information call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

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Sea Turtle Walks

05/24/2018

Join us on our specially permitted walks to learn about these endangered reptiles & experience a female Loggerhead Sea Turtle lay eggs.

Walks occur on Thursdays & Fridays - May 24th - July 27. WALKS ARE FULLY BOOKED FOR THE 2018 SEASON. WE ARE TAKING NAMES FOR THE WAIT LISTS. PLEASE REQUEST A SPECIFIC DATE

To make a Reservation call (772) 546-2067 or Make a Reservation Online. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL WITHIN 24 HOURS PLEASE CALL US. Waitlists available.



Walks begin with check- in at 8:00 pm at Hobe Nature Center. The gift shop & exhibits will be open, at 8:30 pm participants will watch a program about sea turtles and sea turtle walks. Afterward, everyone journeys to the local beach (only minutes away), to wait for nesting turtles. Walks could go on until midnight but could be later, depending on nesting activity by loggerhead turtles.

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Meet us at the Library

06/07/2018

Join us at the library! Meet the Nature Center at your local library for a variety of fun and interesting environmental programs. Be sure to contact the library to make reservations.

June 2018

Morgade Library ~ June 7th 02:30pm ~ Voices in the night: FROGS!
Learn about some local amphibians through a presentation with a special emphasis on how & why they call. Participants imitate selected calls & discover why these calls are
important for their survival. Meet members of our Teaching Team.

Morgade Library ~ June 21st 2:30pm ~ Gopher Tortoises
Through a presentation & hands-on activity, participants will learn about this keystone species with an emphasis on the important role they play in endangered Scrub habitats.
Meet a member of our Teaching Team.

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Summer Nature Camp

06/11/2018

Registration for 2018 is OPEN! (If the form attached is not working please e-mail us for one to be sent to you at hobesoundnaturecenter@gmail.com)

The Hobe Sound Nature Center's Nature Camp is designed to acquaint your child with the natural world around them. Live native wildlife presentations, nature crafts and games, netting and more are included in the one week program.

The camp is open to all students, ages 6 to 12 and will be held Monday-Friday, 9 to 12 noon.

Available weeks: Space is limited

  • 06/18 - 06/22

  • 06/25 - 06/29

  • 07/16 - 07/20




  • Registration is $90.00 per student ($85.00 for additional siblings). Proof of age for all 6-year-old students is required. (Either a birth certificate or report card.) Students may register for one week only . No transportation is provided.


    New Junior Naturalist Camp 2018!
    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.

    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
  • 07/05 - 07/06


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

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    Jr Naturalist Camp

    07/02/2018

    New Junior Naturalist Camp 2018!
    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.

    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

  • 07/05 - 07/06


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

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