Date Day at the Belle Isle Aquarium – review | Detroit, Michigan (pt. 1)

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My boyfriend planned a surprise date day for us which I was so excited about.

We ended up going to Belle Isle to check out the Aquarium and the Conservatory.

Today I’m going to share with you guys our experience of visiting the Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit, Michigan.

Date Day at Belle Isle Aquarium – review | Detroit, Michigan (pt. 1)

dolphin fish

belle isle aquarium

So it’s currently free to visit the Belle Isle Aquarium, but donations are welcome.

I highly recommend donating.

I went to this specific aquarium when it first re-opened years ago and there wasn’t much there, but this time… there was a variety of aquatic creatures there that could be seen.

beautiful orange fish

The aquarium is open from 10 AM to 4 PM Friday – Sunday.

The fish were actually very active and they seemed to be kind of interactive with us to some degree where they would follow our movements which I’ve never experienced before.

Normally when I visit aquariums the creatures are just living their own lives, they’re hiding, or they’re just being still.

However when we went they were staring us dead in the face and moving with us as we were moving.

I personally assumed that my bofriend wearing a bright red shirt was why they were so interactive with us.

The Belle Isle Aquarium is absolutely beautiful. I love the ceiling. It is so gorgeous.


We spent maybe 20-30 minutes in the aquarium as we looked at the fish and created scenarios for their lives because we tend to do that with anything and everything.

Here’s an example of what we do:

Also, almost everyone was wearing masks which was great.

I do feel like this is a lovely place to visit whether you’re on a date or with family and friends.

You aren’t supposed to touch anything so you won’t have to worry about picking up any germs for the most part.

The Belle Isle Aquarium offers a nice way to get out of the house and it’s one of the best things to do in Detroit, Michigan for sure.

If you’d like to know more information on the Belle Isle Aquarium, feel free to check out their website!

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(9) Comments

  1. What a fun way to spend date day! Love the idea!!

  2. Belle aquarium looks great! If I am ever in the US I would love to visit!

  3. That’s si cut visiting the fishes and enjoying the view. Definitely worth a visit for a date or family visit.

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  4. What a lovely day date! I remember those days! LOL The aquarium looks like a fun place to visit

  5. I love a fun and wholesome date! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  6. Such a lovely place to visit! My nieces will be so happy if I take them there.

  7. I suddenly miss going out – we have an aquarium nearby but it’s been closed since August due to lockdown. It’s awesome that Belle Isle Aquarium offers free entrance but I wouldn’t mind donating at all… The place is sweet plus anything educational is a plus for me.

  8. I just love aquariums and I am agree: it is the best place for a date ever! It reminds me to visit it again one day soon

  9. Aquariums are the perfect place to have a date. Glad you had fun and would love to hear your scenarios about the fish.

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