DETROIT – The Belle Isle Nature Center is reopening to the public after being closed since 2020 for a $2.5 million renovation project.
The nature center officially reopened Wednesday following the completion of renovations that focused on building and expanding exhibits and enhancing visitor spaces. The Belle Isle Nature Center has been closed to the public since March 2020.
Before and after photos on the center’s website boast a new lobby, a new Bird Viewing Bay, a new aquatic amphibian habitat and more. The completed work is said to “enhance the guest experience, connect individuals with wildlife in the spaces they share and ensure the welfare of resident animals.”
Here are some before and after pictures from the Belle Isle Nature Center:
Operated by the Detroit Zoological Society, the center is open to the public every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Belle Isle Nature Center is free once on the island, but entry to Belle Isle Park is not free.