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Dossin Great Lakes Museum & Belle Island Aquarium

Friday, September 9, 2022 | 10:00am - 1:30pm

This trip is currently at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 


Bus leaves Next at 10:00 am, returns about 1:45 pm

Located on Strand Drive on Belle Isle, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum is dedicated to showcasing the story of the Great Lakes, with a special emphasis on Detroit’s role in regional and national maritime history. This will be a self-guided visit to experience this 16,000 square foot museum. Enjoy exhibits that tell more than 300 years of the region’s rich maritime history, from the shipping fl eets that rule the waterways to the roles that the Great Lakes and the Detroit River have played in our region’s industrial and social history.

While on the island we will also visit the aquarium. The Belle Isle Aquarium was designed by famed Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, and opened on August 18, 1904. It is the oldest aquarium in the country and has served the Detroit community as a beloved attraction for generations. Today, it is home to a unique collection of fi sh. With one of the largest collections of air-breathing fi sh in the world, they house the only known collection of all 7 species of gar in North America. Walking through the aquarium, you will travel all over the globe exploring the Great Lakes and waters of the world. 

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