About
Bringing the wilds of Michigan to the heart of Detroit

The Belle Isle Nature Center  is located on the beautiful Belle Isle State Park, which offers the perfect location for educational, environmental and natural experiences in the metro Detroit area. This also makes it possible for the Nature Center to provide excellent educational experiences for schools, families and community groups.

Belle Isle Nature Center visitors are able to get an insider’s view of an actual beehive and get an up-close view of Michigan wildlife. A bird observation window allows guests to watch native and migratory birds as they feed from natural and supplemental food sources. The Deer Encounter allows guests the opportunity to observe the fallow deer while learning about their history with Belle Isle.

The Belle Isle Nature Center is committed to increasing environmental awareness by providing educational programs to the community, students and teachers that address the following:

  • Conservation
  • Water quality and protection
  • Preserving nature
  • Tracking and eliminating invasive flora and fauna species
  • Cleaning up our community

The Belle Isle Nature Center is dedicated to providing assistance in the development of our youth through:

  • Career awareness programs for K-12 students and their teachers
  • Professional development activities for teachers
  • Community projects addressing environmental stewardship
  • Educational field trips and outreach programs for schools and community groups