Discover the Detroit Zoo, an extension of your classroom! The Ford Education Center is the heart of education opportunities that await you and your students. Our programs complement Michigan Grade Level and High School Content Expectations while addressing Next Generation Science Standards. Programs are offered year-round. Maximum group size is noted in the program descriptions.
The Belle Isle Nature Center provides year-round educational, recreational and conservation opportunities for Detroit school children as well as other students, teachers, families and community groups throughout the tri-county area. A 1/8-mile interpretive nature trail has been developed as well as outdoor and indoor animal exhibits. Our field trip programs are FREE! Programs include a fallow deer feeding, a hands-on activity and/or biofact discovery time.Belle Isle Nature Center Programs