SENIOR AQUARIUM DAYS AT BELLE ISLE
Senior Aquarium Days at Belle Isle is a limited program made possible with the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to invite the senior community to experience the Belle Isle Aquarium in a safe and socially distant manner. Admission is free.
Participants must register in advance for a 30-minute window and follow the rules of engagement.
Frequently asked questions
Why is this program available to seniors only?
This program invites senior citizens, many who are susceptible to the COVID-19 virus and likely isolated during the pandemic, to experience the Belle Isle Aquarium.
The goal is to encourage them to stay active and healthy, and enjoy an outing that follows safety guidelines.
What guidelines will be in place during this event?
A maximum of 25 guests will be allowed in the facility at one time. Masks that cover the nose and mouth are required, and guests must maintain a distance of six feet apart during their visit. Hand sanitizers will also be available upon entry and exit.
What age qualifies as a senior for this program?
All participants must be 55 or over as of September 1, 2020.
Can I bring my children or grandchildren?
No. Visitors under the age of 55 won’t be permitted in the building.
How do I register?
Register at belleisleconservancy.org or call 313-331-7760.
Will you take walk-ins?
No. Guests must register online, which includes agreeing to a waiver and indicating their birthdate.
Will I have to show identification on site? What if I don’t have a government issued ID?
Participants will check in by name. To minimize touch transactions, IDs will not be required unless participants look younger than 40 years old.
Is the Belle Isle Conservancy open to the public?
Not yet. It’s the intention of the Belle Isle Conservancy to gradually reopen the Belle Isle Aquarium to the public in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and state of Michigan executive orders and directives.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Face masks are required at all times for everyone over the age of 3.
Guests must remain 6 feet apart from other guests and staff.
The building will be closed at lunchtime for cleaning and sanitation. Last entry is 3:30 pm.
No more than 25 guests at a time will be permitted inside the building.
All guests must be pre-registered and arrive within 15 minutes of their designated time slot.
All guests must agree to and accept the waiver (below) to participate in the program and enter the Belle Isle Aquarium.
Guests are encouraged to use sanitizer upon entry and exit.
I understand that my consent to these provisions is given in consideration of the acceptance of this registration and for being permitted to participate in this event. I am a voluntary participant in this event, and in good physical condition. I KNOW THAT THIS EVENT IS A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ACTIVITY AND I HEREBY ASSUME FULL AND COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURY OR ACCIDENT WHICH MAY OCCUR DURING MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT OR WHILE ON THE PREMISES OF THIS EVENT, AND I HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AND COVENANT NOT TO FILE SUIT AGAINST BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ANY AFFILIATED INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES, THE BELLE ISLE CONSERVANCY, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVENT (THE “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY LOSS, LIABILITY, OR CLAIMS I MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY ME OR OTHERS, WHETHER SAME BE CAUSED BY FALLS, CONTACT WITH PARTICIPANTS, CONDITIONS OF THE FACILITY, NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. I FURTHER WARRANT THAT I SHALL NOT HAVE ANY NON-SENIORS ACCOMPANY ME ON MY VISIT TO THE AQUARIUM DUE TO THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19. If I do not follow all the rules of this event, I understand that I may be removed from the Aquarium. I give my full permission to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, its subsidiaries, their sponsors and corporate sponsors, and the Belle Isle Conservancy to use any photographs, videotapes, or other recordings of me that are made during the course of my visit to the Aquarium.