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Find a Nature Center Near Me in Southeast Michigan – Great Way to Spend Time Outside

We are trying to spend as much time as we can outside this year. Nature Centers provide a great way to spend time outside and a resource for learning about our world.  If you are looking for the answer to the question, “Where can I find a nature center near me?”, then check out our list below.

Nature Centers Near Me in Southeast Michigan

Nature Centers in Southeast Michigan

Find a Nature Center Near Me in Macomb County

Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center in Shelby Township 

Shadbush Nature Center in Shelby Township

Address: 4101 River Bends Drive, Shelby Township
Phone: 586-323-2478, website
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10 am until 6 pm.
Sunday from noon until 5 pm.
Admission: FREE
Description: The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center is within River Bends Park in Shelby Township. The 5,200+ square foot building hosts plenty to see and do. Visitors can learn about nature through live animals, static displays, as well as seasonal displays.
Read about our experience in our Visitor’s Guide.

Lake St. Clair Metropark
Harrison Township Nature Center
31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
Phone: 586-463-4581

Macomb Land Conservancy
Romeo Nature Center
P.O. Box 332, Romeo, MI  48065
Phone: (810)784‐5848

Sterling Heights Nature Center
42700 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
Phone: 586-446-2710

Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center
Utica Nature Center
4300 Main Park Road Utica, MI  48317
Phone: (800)477‐7756

Metro Detroit Nature Center Frog

Nature Centers in Oakland County

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve
Southfield Nature Center
27101-27215 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: (248) 796-5000

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
Rochester Nature Center
333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI  48307
Phone: (248)656‐0999

Drayton Plains Nature Center
Waterford Nature Center
2125 Denby Drive, Waterford, MI  48329
Phone: (248)674‐2119

Address: Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road (between 10 and 11 Mile roads)
Phone: 248-477-1135
Description: Whether you are a nature enthusiast, or just looking for a good place to take a walk with your family, Farmington Hills Nature Center is the perfect destination for nature loving families. The facility is located within Heritage Park, a 211-acre park within Farmington Hills. Guests can enjoy the nature center as well as 4.5 miles of trails.

Hawk Woods Nature Center
Auburn Hills Nature Center
3799 Bald Mountain Road, Auburn Hills, MI  48326
Phone: (248)370‐9353

Indian Springs Metropark
White Lake Nature Center
5175 Indian Trail, White Lake
Phone: 248-625-7280

E. L. Johnson Nature Center
Bloomfield Hills Nature Center
3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills
Phone: 248-341-6485

Kensington Park Nature Center
Milford Nature Center
2240 West Buno Road, Milford, MI  48380
Phone: (248)685‐0603

Maybury State Park
Northville Nature Center
20145 Beck Road, Northville
Phone: 248-349-8390

Red Oaks Nature Center
Madison Heights Nature Center
30300 Hales St., Madison Heights
Phone: 248-585-0100

Stage Nature Center
Troy Nature Center
6685 Coolidge Highway Troy, MI  48098
Phone: (248)524‐3567

Wint Nature Center
Pontiac Nature Center
9501 Sashabaw Road Pontiac, MI  48346
Phone: (248)625‐6473

Metro Detroit Nature Center Farmington Hills

Find a Nature Center Near Me in Washtenaw County

Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center
Chelsea Nature Center
Waterloo Recreation Area, 17030 Bush Road, Chelsea
Phone: 734-475-3170

Leslie Science & Nature Center
Ann Arbor Nature Center
1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
Phone: 734-997-1553

Nichols Arboretum
Ann Arbor Nature Center
1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor
(734) 647-8986

Nankin Mills Interpretive Center
Westland Nature Center
33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland
Phone: 734-261-1990

Thurston Nature Center
Ann Arbor Nature Center
2398 Yorktown Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Nature Centers in Wayne County

Belle Isle Nature Center 
Detroit Nature Center
176 Lakeside Drive, Detroit
Phone: 313-852-4056

Crosswinds Marsh Wetland Interpretive Preserve
New Boston Nature Center
27600 Haggerty Road, New Boston
Phone: 734-654-1220

Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy
Grosse Ile Nature Center Grosse Ile, MI  48138
Phone: (734)676‐6657

Marshlands Museum and Nature Center
Brownstown Nature Center
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
Phone: 734-379-5020

Nankin Mills Nature Center
Westland Nature Center
33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185
Phone: (734) 261-1990

Oakwoods Park Nature CenterBelleville Nature Center
17845 Savage Road, Belleville, MI  48111
Phone: (734)782‐3956

Outdoor Adventure Center
Detroit Nature Center
1801 Atwater St., Detroit
Phone: 844-622-6367

Rouge River Bird Observatory
Dearborn Nature Center
Environmental Interpretive Center
University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI  48128
Phone: (313)593‐5338

University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center
Dearborn Nature Center
University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI  48128
Phone: (313)593‐5338

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