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 1st- Join us for the 33rd annual Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade!

Scheduled activities:

Holiday cheer will fill downtown Hobe Sound on Saturday, December 1st for the 33rd 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 1,500 participants; 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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Beach Dynamics Program


Wednesdays ~ 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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December Hours


Come visit us and bring friends and family in town for the holidays!

Nature Trails will be open sunrise to sunset everyday.
The Hobe Sound Nature Center is open Monday- Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
We are closed on Sundays

Saturday December 1st- closing at NOON for the HS Christmas Parade
Tuesday December 11th- closing at NOON for Staff Luncheon
CLOSED Monday December 24th and Tuesday December 25th
CLOSED Monday December 31st and Tuesday January 1st

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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 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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