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Keep Belle Isle Beautiful Public Cleanup Season
Second Fridays - Belle Isle Beach Cleanups, 9:30am - Noon
Third Saturdays - Belle Isle Park Clean
ups, 9:30am - Noon

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Outdoor Aquatic Science Investigation Session (OASIS)

Belle Isle Aquarium, Friday & Saturday, 10:30am or 11:30am, 30 minute sessions

Discover what a true OASIS Belle Isle really is! We are excited to offer free OASIS programs to the general public thanks to our friends at Ally Financial.

In these hands-on experiences, participants of any age can explore the aquatic life
within Belle Isle’s waters through water quality analysis, sample collection, and macroinvertebrate identification.

Registration required. Click here to learn more






JUN 9 - 18 

World Ocean Day Exhibition

Belle Isle Aquarium

Art and design are powerful ways to impact society and drive societal change due to their role in conveying human values and ideas, developing social, cultural, and individual identities, and offering innovative approaches to communication and dialogue around complex issues. This exhibition will highlight 17 artists from across Michigan and Ontario, using art and design as a voice in the climate action narrative for our Great Lakes region.
Click here to learn more





JUN 15 - AUG 21

Community Yoga with Detroit Parks Coalition and Yoganic Flow

Belle Isle Aquarium, Thursdays @ 6:00pm

Detroit Parks Coalition (DPC) is partnering with Yoganic Flow to offer free community yoga at DPC member parks throughout the city. 

Participate with us at the Belle Isle Aquarium on Thursdays @ 6pm, through August 31st. Classes are free and accessible to all ages and abilities; preregistration is recommended but not required. Click here to register

Visit Detroit Parks Coalition and Yoganic Flow online for more information. 





JUL 21 & AUG 11

Movies Under the Stars with Communities First 

Belle Isle Athletic Fields, Movies begin at dusk

Belle Isle Conservancy has partnered with Communities First to bring Movies Under the Stars back to Detroit! Enjoy a pre-party at 7:00pm with music, food and safe activities for all ages before the movie begins. Get comfortable by bringing a blanket or lawn chair! Registration is encouraged at:

July 21 - WALL-E  /  August 11 - Puss in Boots: The Last Wish



JUL 22 

Community Fun Day at Belle Isle Aquarium
Belle Isle Aquarium, Noon - 4:00pm

The second annual Community Fun Day at Belle Isle Aquarium, in collaboration with Detroit Parks Coalition's Freedom Arts Festival, will host an exciting afternoon of art, music, dance, storytelling, games & activities, food trucks, and more! This is a free program. No registration is required. 

Learn more about the Detroit Parks Coalition Freedom Arts Festival online.

**Community Fun Day Call for Artists (PAID opportunity)**
Calling all performance artists ages 12+ to submit original works inspired by the theme Renaissance referring to the awakening occurring between society and the environment
in our Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan communities. Artists should draw inspiration from the countless relationships between people and nature and among the elements themselves. 


Artists must be available to perform between noon and 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 22, 2023. SUBMISSIONS DUE BY MIDNIGHT on JULY 9, 2023. 

Click here to complete the submission application. 


JUL 26

Volunteer Orientation
Belle Isle Aquarium, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Ready to become a volunteer at one of the nation's oldest aquariums? Attend orientation to learn about the different roles and how to help!
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JUL 30 & AUG 20

Sound Bath with Amplify Outside
Belle Isle Aquarium, 9:00am

Sound Baths with Amplify Outside return to Belle Isle. Join Amplify Outside, BLOOM Transformation Center, and Belle Isle Conservancy for an immersive therapeutic experience that uses sound to facilitate mediation and relaxation.




AUG 18

Belle Isle Aquarium & Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory 
Anniversary of Opening Day
 - Observed 
*Note: The anna Scripps Whitcomb 



SEP 16 

International Coastal Cleanup Day 

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