Nature Centers in Southeast Michigan

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.  Check out all the great Nature Centers in Southeast Michigan with your family.

Macomb County

Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center 
4101 River Bends Drive, Shelby Township
Phone: 586-323-2478
website: http://www.shelbytwp.org/burgess-shadbush_nature_center/

Lake St. Clair Metropark
31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
Phone: 586-463-4581
website: http://www.metroparks.com/parks/lake-st-clair-metroparks/

Macomb Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 332, Romeo, MI  48065
Phone: (810)784‐5848
website: http://smlcland.org/properties_macomb.php

Sterling Heights Nature Center
42700 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
Phone: 586-446-2710
website: https://www.sterling-heights.net/302/Nature-Center

Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center
4300 Main Park Road Utica, MI  48317
Phone: (800)477‐7756
website: http://www.metroparks.com/parks/stony-creek-metropark/

Oakland County

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI  48307
Phone: (248)656‐0999
website: http://www.dinosaurhill.org/

Drayton Plains Nature Center
2125 Denby Drive, Waterford, MI  48329
Phone: (248)674‐2119
website: https://www.waterfordmi.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Drayton-Plains-Nature-Center-1

Farmington Hills Nature Center
Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road (between 10 and 11 Mile roads)
Phone: 248-477-1135
website: http://www.fhgov.com/Activities/Parks-Facilities/Nature-Center.aspx

Hawk Woods Nature Center
3799 Bald Mountain Road
Auburn Hills, MI  48326
Phone: (248)370‐9353
website: http://www.auburnhills.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/parks_and_facilities/hawk_woods_nature_center.php

Indian Springs Metropark
5175 Indian Trail, White Lake
Phone: 248-625-7280
website: http://www.metroparks.com/parks/indian-springs-metropark/

E. L. Johnson Nature Center
3325 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills
Phone: 248-341-6485
website: https://www.bloomfield.org/schools/el-johnson-nature-center

Kensington Park Nature Center
2240 West Buno Road, Milford, MI  48380
Phone: (248)685‐0603
website: http://www.metroparks.com/parks/kensington-metropark/

Maybury State Park
20145 Beck Road, Northville
Phone: 248-349-8390
website: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=469&type=SPRK#list

Red Oaks Nature Center
30300 Hales St., Madison Heights
Phone: 248-585-0100
website: https://www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/Red-Oaks/Pages/Red-Oaks-Nature-Center.aspx

Stage Nature Center
6685 Coolidge Highway Troy, MI  48098
Phone: (248)524‐3567
website: http://troynaturesociety.org/

Wint Nature Center
9501 Sashabaw Road Pontiac, MI  48346
Phone: (248)625‐6473
website: https://www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/Independence-Oaks/Pages/default.aspx

Washtenaw County

Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center
Waterloo Recreation Area, 17030 Bush Road, Chelsea
Phone: 734-475-3170
website: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79133_79207_81176—,00.html

Leslie Science & Nature Center
1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
Phone: 734-997-1553
website: https://www.lesliesnc.org/

Nichols Arboretum
1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor
(734) 647-8986
website: https://mbgna.umich.edu/

Nankin Mills Interpretive Center
33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland
Phone: 734-261-1990
website: http://www.nankinmills.org/

Thurston Nature Center
2398 Yorktown Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
website: http://www.thurstonnaturecenter.org/

Wayne County

Belle Isle Nature Center 
176 Lakeside Drive, Detroit
Phone: 313-852-4056
website: https://belleislenaturecenter.detroitzoo.org/

Crosswinds Marsh Wetland Interpretive Preserve
27600 Haggerty Road, New Boston
Phone: 734-654-1220
website: https://www.michigan.org/property/crosswinds-marsh

Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy
Grosse Ile, MI  48138
Phone: (734)676‐6657
website: http://www.ginlc.org/

Marshlands Museum and Nature Center
Lake Erie Metropark, 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
Phone: 734-379-5020
website: https://www.metroparks.com/facilities-education/lake-erie-marshlands-museum-nature-center/

Nankin Mills Nature Center
33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185
Phone: (734) 261-1990
website: http://www.nankinmills.org/

Oakwoods Park Nature Center
17845 Savage Road
Belleville, MI  48111
Phone: (734)782‐3956
(800)477‐3182
website: http://www.metroparks.com/parks/oakwoods-metropark/

Outdoor Adventure Center
1801 Atwater St., Detroit
Phone: 844-622-6367
website: https://www.michigan.gov/oac

Rouge River Bird Observatory
Environmental Interpretive Center
University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI  48128
Phone: (313)593‐5338
website: http://www.rrbo.org/

University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center
University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI  48128
Phone: (313)593‐5338
website: https://umdearborn.edu/eic/

Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (23), Rosaleigh (9), Carlyn (6), Naomi (3) and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes three cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy.

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