Nature Center

The Nature Center showroom is now re-open to the public! 

Schedule your visit today! 

Patrons will need to reserve a 45-minute appointment time by registering on our website. You can also complete your registration via fax (586) 276-4064, or email.

A limited number of spaces are available per time slot. Masks are required inside the Nature Center at all times and groups must maintain proper social distancing during their visit.


Explore inside the Nature Center for a welcoming and up close look at still life exhibits and a host of living reptiles and amphibians, including a 900 gallon aquarium with fish you would find in your local lakes and rivers! Looking to connect more with the outdoors? Set out for a nature walk, enjoy the adjoining park, and stroll along the river for views that many won’t believe you can find in a bustling city like Sterling Heights. Exploring this unique city gem is free during open visitor hours, and if you find yourself wanting more, there are a variety of great low cost programs offered for people of all ages. Stop on by for a visit or two. Either way, staff will be ready to greet you!

Stay up-to-date on Nature Center news, events, and happenings by checking out our seasonal newsletter.

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.