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

Upcoming Events

Nature Camp- Registration Open


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

  • 06/06-06/10

  • 06/13-06/17

  • 06/20-06/24

  • 06/27-07/01

  • » Download Registration Form Please mail in form with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

    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.

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    Memorial Day- Closed


    The Hobe Sound Nature Center and Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Monday 05/31.

    Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Beach and trails will be open. The Hobe Sound Nature Center will reopen the following day!

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    Sea Turtle Walks


    Sea Turtle Walks for the 2016 season are FULLY BOOKED

    Don't miss out next year: April 1st 2017 Reservations open

    Waitlist Available-for a specific date or general waitlist please call at 772- 546-2067

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    Volunteer Opportunities


    The Hobe Sound Nature Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Applications for summer are now being accepted!

    Minimum age for volunteering is 14 years old.

    Areas where volunteers are needed:

    Camp Counselor- June~ 8:30-12:30~ Volunteers may choose specific weeks or days~ Live native wildlife presentations, nature crafts and games, netting and more.

    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

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - There are various opportunities with Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge~ Train maintenance~ Invasive Exotic plant control~ Beach clean-up & monitoring

    If 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.

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