Nature Center

The Nature Center will remain closed until at least Oct. 1, 2020, with the exception of scheduled programs.

Drop-in activities are not expected to begin until at least Jan. 2, 2021. If current guidelines change, the Parks & Recreation Department is well-positioned to open prior to this date. We will be sure to update when these activities are able to resume.


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.

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