Friday, December 11, 2015

The Belle Isle Holiday Stroll

This Saturday, December 12th the Belle Isle Conservancy is inviting you to come and take a holiday stroll through the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle Aquarium, and Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

Belle Isle has been property of the City of Detroit since 1845. As, you can imagine, there is a lot of cool history that can be seen through this tour. The Aquarium was designed by Albert Kahn, it opened 1904, was open until 2005, briefly closed and reopened in 2012. The conservatory also opened in 1904, it was also the work of Albert Kahn, the man behind a lot of the most beautiful buildings in Detroit. The conservatory holds all kinds of cool things including rare orchids that were brought here from Great Britain after WWII. The museum is home to one of the largest collections of model ships in the world.

A tour of all three facilities is a treat for anyone who wants to learn a little more about the City of Detroit. The best part about this tour is that it is FREE. The three hour event will feature cider and donuts, hot chocolate, and music from the Deep River Choir from the Boll Family YMCA YArts program. There will even be a craft for the kids inside the museum too. The entire complex will also be decorated beautifully for the holidays. It is supposed to be 55 degrees on Friday, so it will be a great night for a stroll. For more information about the event and for directions to the park, click here.


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