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The Belle Isle Aquarium is open to the public with free admission Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. For the holiday season, the Aquarium will be closed on December 24th and December 25th and will close at 2 pm on December 31st.  

CLOSED on Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25 and Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 for the holidays

OPEN Monday, December 27 - Thursday, December 30 with special holiday week hours, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily


The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5pm. The facility will be closed on December 25th and January 1st. It will be open December 24th and December 31st, but will close at 2 pm instead of 5 pm.

Assist Michigan Conservation Officers and the Sergeant Santa Program in reaching their goal of collecting as many toys as it takes to fill the back of a conservation officer patrol truck for Detroit's children in need.

* Toys donated by December 10th will be used for 2021 gifts and toys donated by December 31st will be used for 2022 gifts.


The Belle Isle Nature Center is offering a variety of outdoor programs while the facility is closed for renovations. All programming is limited to a capacity of 25 registered participants including siblings, adults, and/or caregivers.

Oudolf Garden Detroit is open to the general public every day of the week from dawn to dusk on Detroit’s Belle Isle. Piet Oudolf designed this naturalistic public garden to be enjoyed during all four seasons. Both artistic and ecological by design, Oudolf chose perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees for their hardiness, durability, and ever-changing textures and colors for enjoyment in all four seasons. The 2.5 acre garden sits in front of the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon.

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