The Belle Isle Nature Center is located on the beautiful Belle Isle State Park, which offers the perfect location for educational, environmental and natural experiences in the metro Detroit area. Belle Isle Nature Center visitors are able to get an insider’s view of an actual beehive and get an up-close view of Michigan wildlife. A bird observation window allows guests to watch native and migratory birds as they feed from natural and supplemental food sources. The Deer Encounter allows guests the opportunity to observe the fallow deer while learning about their history with Belle Isle. The Belle Isle Nature Center and its programs are free. A Recreation Passport is required to drive your vehicle onto Belle Isle; the cost is $11 (see website for updates). The Belle Isle Nature Center is operated by the Detroit Zoological Society. Open daily 10am-5pm during peak season, closing at 4pm fall and winter.