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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
Katie McGlashen, Interpreter

Memorial Day to Labor Day:
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

Labor Day to Thanksgiving:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Closed on Monday

Thanksgiving - New Years:


New Years - March:

Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.

April - Memorial Day:
Tues. - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m. 

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 the 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

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