Belle Isle Expands Hours for Summer Attractions


DETROIT —Belle Isle Aquarium and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum will have extended hours this summer.

The Belle Isle Aquarium, which reopened in 2012, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning June 5. 

Recent enhancements to the aquarium include the skylight restoration (to be completed this summer), a gar (ray-finned fish) inspired weathervane to adorn the roof of the aquarium, and new exhibits including stingrays, electric eels, clownfish, and seahorses.

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum will begin its extended summer hours on June 5, and will continue to be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the summer.

Since its grand re-opening in May 2013 after a major renovation, the museum has doubled its attendance. 

Other summer attractions at Belle Isle include: the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, a driving range, a giant slide, swimming at the beach, and the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. Additionally, for the second year, the James Scott Memorial Fountain will also be running daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 11 through Labor Day.

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