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 ~ 3:30 pm ~ May 8th, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th 2019~
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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Sea Turtle Walks

05/23/2018

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 23rd-July 26th. Reservations for the 2019 season are open!

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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Celebrate Earth Day

04/27/2019

Saturday, April 27th 9am-3pm- Join us for a day of crafts and games!
Reservations Open Now
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Scheduled activities:

“Hook Kids on Fishing Clinic,” co-sponsored by Anglers for Conservation from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m . The clinic is open to all kids ages 6-16 with a parent. First 70 Students to sign up receive fishing poles, tackle and attend mini-sessions to learn fishing basics from local experts. Their newly acquired skills are then put to good use by fishing along the banks of the Indian River Lagoon. ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED sign up

At 12:30 p.m., we explore the seagrasses with hand nets and seine. Participants will catch and release small marine animals that call the estuary home. This popular get wet activity is recommended for ages 4 and up with an adult. No reservations required, just arrive ready to get wet in the classroom at 12:30

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Summer Nature Camp

06/10/2019

Registration for 2019 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

  • 06/10 - 06/14

  • 06/17 - 06/21

  • 06/24 - 06/28

  • 07/8 - 07/12

  • 07/15 - 07/19





  • 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 2019!
    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 three day program 9 to 12 noon.

    Available days: Space is limited
  • 07/01 - 07/03


  • Registration is $75.00 per student Students may register for one three-day program only . No transportation is provided.

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    Jr Naturalist Camp

    07/01/2019

    Registration for Junior Naturalist Camp 2019 is open!
    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 three day program 9 to 12 noon.

    Available days: Space is limited

  • 07/01 - 07/03


  • Registration is $75.00 per student Students may register for one three-day program only . No transportation is provided.

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