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Eddy Discovery Center

Eddy Discovery Center

See all that the Eddy Discovery Center has to offer.

Eddy Discovery Center at Waterloo Recreation Area

17030 Bush Road
Chelsea, MI 48118
Zach O'Dell, interpreter

January 2 - Memorial Day: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Memorial Day - Labor Day: Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Labor Day - November 14:
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

November 15 - December 31:

Recreation Passport required for entry.

The Eddy Discovery Center, at Waterloo Recreation Area, introduces visitors to the fascinating world of geology and to the diverse natural habitats that are found today within Waterloo's 20,000-plus acres. Waterloo Recreation Area has miles of trails offering hikers of all ages and abilities the chance to explore its diverse geology and habitats, from forest wetlands to mature oak-hickory forests. The exhibit hall inside the center explores Michigan's geology and diverse habitats through the years, from the Ice Age through European settlement to today. Waterloo is also a great place to view sandhill cranes in a self-guided tour of the Haehnle Sanctuary.

Programs for families and classrooms

Nature Book Club Summer 2024
Starting May 27th, every Monday at 10:00 am meet in the pavilion of the Eddy Discovery Center. 

Books for the summer:

  • May-June: The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • June-July: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • July- Early August: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • August: Waterlily by Ella Cara Deloria

Come with your book and any notes. Bring coffee or tea and settle in for some relaxing book talk.

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Education programs

Eddy Discovery Center offers a variety of field trip opportunities.

Program offerings

Public programs

Programs and classes for all ages, like archery and night hikes.

Weekly program schedule