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

Upcoming Events

Beach Dynamics Program


Wednesdays ~ Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 19 Jan 23, Feb 20~ 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. (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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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-May 2019.

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. Works with US Fish and Wildlife Refuge staff on special projects.

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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Night Explorers


FRIDAYS November 16th, December 14th, January 18th(2019) @ 6-8:00pm
FRIDAY February 15th (2019) @ 6:30 to 8:30 p.m
FRIDAY March 15th (2019) @ 7-9 pm

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 is a 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 information call the Nature Center at (772) 546 -2067.

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National Wildlife Refuge Week


Join the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center in celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week!
Monday October 8-13th.
Join us each day for different topics,"Nat Chats" with our naturalists, activities, games and crafts.

Monday Oct 8th- BIRDS!
Join us at the Hobe Sound Refuge BEACH (North Jupiter Island) for a Refuge Migratory Bird Presentation @ 9:30am. BYOBinoculars.

Tuesday Oct 9th- PLANTS!
Join us for a guided trail hike at the Nature Center at 9:30am. We will offer "trail bingo" and DIY Sunprints.

Wednesday Oct 10th- SEA TURTLES!
Join us for a Sea turtle focused Beach Dynamics program at the Hobe Sound Refuge Beach (North Jupiter Island) @ 9:30am. See Sea turtle replicas, facts, and crafts at the Nature Center all day.

Thursday Oct 11th- SNAKES!
Join us at the Nature Center @ 1pm for a "Snakes Alive" presentation followed by a feeding demonstration of our HSNC Teaching Snakes!

Friday- Oct 12th- SEAHORSES!
Join us at the Nature Center @ 1pm for a Seahorse program followed by our HSNC seahorses and lagoon tank feeding.

Saturday Oct 13th- STORY TIME!
Join us at the Nature Center for interactive story time with live animal presentations through out the day! (Best for ages 4 and and up but all ages are welcome)
10am 11am, 1pm & 2pm (stories vary every presentation)

772-546-2067 for more information

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Creepy Creature Feature:Night at the Museum


Saturday, October 27th 6:30-8:30pm Join us for our annual Creepy Creature Feature- "Night at the Museum!"
Visit our specially designed "education stations" to learn about creatures that are nocturnal, misunderstood, or just plain unusual!
Free family friendly event featuring live animals, face painting, crafts, activities, star gazing (weather permitting) and games!
Costume Contest! Adult and Child categories- do not need to be present to win. Extra points for animal costumes!
Reservations not necessary
This program is recommended for families with children ages 4 and up. Adults without kids are always welcomed.

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