After 7 Years, Historic Detroit Aquarium Reopens

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Mayor Dave Bing has cut the ribbon and reopened the 108-year-old Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit.
The aquarium is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It closed in 2005 due to financial problems and had been available only for special events.
The Belle Isle Conservancy raised money to help the aquarium's rebirth and is working with volunteers to operate the attraction.
The aquarium features fish native to the Detroit area and the Great Lakes. It opened in 1904 and was designed by famous architect Albert Kahn. Bing was presented with a ceremonial key in the shape of a fish Friday.
The mayor says recreation is more than just sports.
Will you visit the Aquarium?


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  • by Amber Location: Lansing on Sep 15, 2012 at 06:38 AM
    LOVE this news! I will put this on the list to see. So happy to hear that we don't just tear all the beautiful architecture down in Detroit...
  • by Carol Location: Owosso on Sep 15, 2012 at 05:21 AM
    Yes I will visit! This is good for not only southeastern Michigan but the entire state!
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