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Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center

Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center review, pics, hours, and info for the Nature Center at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Twp, MI. If you’re entering Stony Creek Metropark from Main Park Rd, follow the road to the right until you see signs for the Nature Center road.


Renovated from the ground-up in 2009, the Stony Creek Nature Center is very modern and features hand-on interactive learning stations, numerous displays, easy access to nature areas, and many critters to check out. The Nature wasn’t much more than a house with some aquariums in it when I was a kid. I’m thankful for the upgrade and thankful they held on to the beautiful wooden balcony deck that overlooks acres of scenic forest and a stream. You’ll definitely want to check out the balcony deck in the back of the Nature Center, especially during the Fall.

Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center Pics

Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center boasts year-round fun and educational programming.

Summertime is popular time for summer hikes, feeding time events for the animals, Nature Discovery Hikes, Eagle Watch and more. They also host fun 3-day summer camps for 6-7 year-old kids.

Fall brings more animal feeding time events on Sundays in addition to Fall Wagon Tour rides, and Halloween themed nature programs for kids.

Santa Claus visits the Stony Creek Nature Center almost every holiday season for Breakfast with Santa events.

Homeschool nature events dot the Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center calendar in the Winter months and be on the lookout for syrup making events at all the Metroparks.

Stony Creek’s Nature Center, like other Metroparks nature centers, host home-school programs, scout programs, school trips, and more. Park interpreters are always on-hand to provide info whether you are part of a school group, or simply visiting with your kids. Don’t forget to check out animals outside, the woodland ponds you can hike to, and the several miles of marked (and unmarked) hiking trails.

You can visit the SC Nature Center to see live snakes, turtles and fish, along with seasonal exhibits. Additionally, Park interpreters host nature walks and interpretive programs including programs aboard a 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Scout programs, home school programs, and field trips are offered at Stony Creek Nature Center under the guidance of a trained naturalist.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for access to the Nature Center. Vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at OR visit your local Metropark today.

Stony Creek Nature Center Hours
SCHOOL SEASON – Weekdays from 1p-5p / Weekends from 10a-5p – CLOSED Thanksgiving and Christmas
SUMMER SEASON – Daily from 10a-5p

Stony Creek 
4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center

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