In September of 2012 the Belle Isle Aquarium reopened after being closed to the public for over seven years. With the grand re-opening behind it and a whole new generation is able to enjoy the beauty on
I moved to Metro Detroit after the Aquarium closed. So my first trip to the Belle Isle Aquarium was at the re-opening ceremony. Designed by one of my favorite architects, Albert Kahn, the Belle Isle Aquarium is the oldest in the nation, originally opening in 1904. Inside you will find the beautify of the old architectural style mixed with rare and exotic fish and sea life.
As an added bonus the Aquarium sits next to the Belle Isle Conservatory which is also free. Take a quick walk around the building and experience native and exotic plants year round. On a Saturday it will be a bit busy but worth exploring with your family. There is enough for an afternoon of fun or if the weather is good a while day outside exploring Belle Isle and everything it has to offer!
You can find the Belle Isle Aquarium at:
8109 East Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48214
Hours: Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
For more information and a map of the island visit the Belle Isle Conservatory Website.