Satisfy your curiosity about the natural world at the Sterling Heights Nature Center. Live reptiles and amphibians are displayed along with mounted birds and mammals found in Sterling Heights. Touch tables give children a hands-on chance to investigate nature. The center offers nature films, naturalist lectures, guided nature walks, children's nature classes and special family events to interest both young and old.
Birthday Parties at the Nature Center
The Nature Center hosts parties on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for up to twenty children. Included in the cost are a live amphibian/reptile presentation and an indoor scavenger hunt. A deposit of $20 is required to secure your date. For more information, please call the Nature Center at (586) 446-2710. Cost
$118 for residents
$153 for non-residents
Report Interesting Sightings
If you see a fox, beaver, coyote or any other interesting animals or birds in Sterling Heights, please call the Nature Center.
Adopt An Animal
The Adopt-An-Animal program benefits the animals directly with proceeds going toward the care of the native Michigan animals at the Sterling Heights Nature Center. You can help by supporting an animal for one year through the Adopt-an-Animal program. The animal you choose will remain at the Nature Center, receiving proper care and enjoying the many visitors!
Joys of Parenthood
By adopting an animal at the Sterling Heights Nature Center, you can enjoy animal parenthood without all the work. Our naturalist will provide the special diet, environment, and care that your animal requires. You’ll have the enjoyment of knowing that you are helping to support your selected animal at the Sterling Heights Nature Center.
A fact sheet about your animal
A thank you letter
Same as above
You’ll receive a personalized certificate of adoption
A 5”x7” photograph of your animal
Same as above
Naming of the animal for 1 year
Recognition on our City of Sterling Heights website
Who Can Be a Parent?
Any individual, organization, business, school, or club can adopt an animal.