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

Upcoming Events

Mango's Birthday Bash


Saturday, September 20 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Come celebrate everyone's favorite spotted skunk, Mango. There will be a special presentation, games, crafts, and of course cake!

Reservations Required

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Gifts from the Gulfstream- National Wildlife Refuge Week


In celebration of National Wildlife Refuge week the Hobe Sound Nature Center is hosting a special 2 part event on the Gifts from the Gulfstream.

Saturday, October 11 2:00pm-3:00pm- Bring out Your Treasures!
Bring in all the fun & strange items you are finding along the beach. Learn how to identify these shoreline oddities.

Monday, October 13 9:30am-11:30am- Beachcombing with a Naturalist
Join our Naturalist for a beachcombing adventure on the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge North Beach.

Reservations Required

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Creepy Creature Feature


Saturday, October 25 6:30pm-8:30pm

It's that time of year to creep out! There will be a special presentation, games, crafts, and more. Stay tuned for more details.

Reservations required

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Wild Turkey Day


Wednesday, November 26 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Start your Thanksgivings with a celebration of the Wild Turkey. This highly intelligent bird was in the running to be our national symbol before it nearly vanished from North America! Find out how our native wild turkey made a comeback & its adaptations for survival through this special program and stay after to make a craft.

Reservations Required

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Christmas Bird Count


Counting birds is fun and educational! Participate in this National Audubon
Society sponsored program. All levels of birders are needed to survey areas from
Juno Beach to Hobe Sound. Any amount of time is appreciated, so sign up today!

Contact us at hobesoundnaturecenter@gmail.com to get involved

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Barley Barber Full Moon Night Hike


Join the Treasured Lands Foundation and the Nature Center staff as the full moon rises over this FPL preserve near Indiantown. Experience a cypress swamp and its wildlife at night-always a memorable evening!

No flashlights needed. Reservations required, as numbers are limited.

Carpools will leave the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge parking lot at 5:00 p.m.

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Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge Trail Hikes


No reservations are required to explore native habitats at the Refuge with a naturalist. Meet in the exhibit hall to learn about the flora and fauna that call the Indian River Lagoon, coastal hammock and sand pine scrub their home. Keep an eye out for gopher tortoises, scrub lizards, manatees, eagles, ospreys and other birdlife along the way!

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