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  • 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

    BelleIsleAquariumWeathervane3_Page3Congratulations 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.

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  • 1.26.15

    BIC Job Opening: Operations Manager

    The Belle Isle Conservancy is hiring a Operations Manager (full-time position) to perform day to day financial and administrative duties, ensuring proper operations of the Belle Isle Conservancy.…more

  • 1.21.15

    Starting Feb. 1, Recreation Passport needed for Belle Isle vehicle entry

    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

  • 12.5.14

    Light Up the Aquarium

    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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9:00 am Flying Pancakes at the Flynn Pav... @ Flynn Pavilion
Flying Pancakes at the Flynn Pav... @ Flynn Pavilion
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Flying Pancakes at the Flynn Pavilion @ Flynn Pavilion | Detroit | Michigan | United States
  Introducing the first annual FLYING PANCAKES AT THE FLYNN PAVILION presented by Pure Detroit & The Crofoot. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast adventure for kids & adults alike as part of Shiver On The River 2015.…more
10:00 am Shiver on the River
Shiver on the River
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Shiver on the River Ecology Family Fair – Free Admission Saturday, February 7th 10:00am – 3:00pm Belle Isle Info booths at Belle Isle Casino. The following attractions will be open: Belle Isle Aquarium 10 a.m.…more
12:00 pm Science Saturday: Plastic Waters @ Belle Isle Aquarium Classroom
Science Saturday: Plastic Waters @ Belle Isle Aquarium Classroom
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kahlil Ligon, Detroit Representative of Alliance for the Great Lakes will present a lecture on plastic waters.  The lectures are at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm in the Aquarium classroom. It’s free! Come learn something…more