After being closed for years, the nation’s oldest Aquarium has returned with a splash!
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Featured happenings at Belle Isle
The Belle Isle Conservancy office is moving to a new location on Friday, February 20th. The new address is 300 River Place Drive, Suite 2800, Detroit, MI 48207.
Recreation Passport Information
Starting Feb 1st, 2015, all vehicles that access Belle Isle will require a Michigan Recreation Passport or Daily Pass for Non-Michigan registered vehicles. Pedestrians and bicyclists are not required to have a Recreation Passport. The pass is required per vehicle and not for individuals. Click here for more details.
Belle Isle Aquarium Weathervane Design Competition Winner
Congratulations to Bruce Gerlach, who submitted the winning design for the Belle Isle Aquarium Weathervane Design Competition, sponsored by the Butzel Long law firm. Bruce's design features a gar fish; the Belle Isle Aquarium is the only aquarium that houses all seven gar species. Look for the design to adorn the aquarium early next year.
places to see
Belle Isle Aquarium
Belle Isle Aquarium is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking.
Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Dossin Great Lakes Museum is open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Starting Friday, June 13, the Museum will be open on Fridays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. all summer through Labor Day weekend (except Friday, July 4). Admission to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum is FREE.
Belle Isle Nature Zoo is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April to November and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through April. Free admission.
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Job Posting – Park & Recreation Ranger E Vacancy. Open to all applicants.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is currently recruiting a seasonal Park & Recreation Ranger E in the Parks & Recreation Division, at Belle Isle Park. Interested applicants…more
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is currently recruiting a seasonal Park & Recreation Ranger E in the Parks & Recreation Division, at Belle Isle Park. Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV.…more
February marks the one-year anniversary of Belle Isle operating as Michigan’s 102nd state park and also ends the gradual phase-in of the Recreation Passport at the island park. Beginning Sunday, Feb. 1, all vehicles entering Belle Isle will need a Recreation Passport – $11 for vehicles, $5 for motorcycles. The Recreation Passport will provide vehicle entry not only at Belle Isle, but also at other state parks throughout Michigan.…more
Tickets will be available at the door for $65 each for Light Up the Aquarium. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted. The event goes from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at the Belle Isle Aquarium. Guests will enjoy beer, wine, hors d'ouevres, and a jazz trio. The silent auction offers over 130 items - which make great holiday gifts. …more
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