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32481 W. Jefferson
Brownstown, MI 48173 – Map Me
(734) 379-5020

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Wed to Fri
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat and Sun

A Metroparks Vehicle Entry Permit is required to visit.


At the Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, you are invited to explore the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Downriver/Lake Erie shore region through exhibits and programs. The history of waterfowl hunting is brought to life with artifacts and photos featuring all phases from boats to decoys.

A huge diorama depicts the endless marsh horizon of yesteryear set under a quilted autumn sky. The museum also features seasonal displays on marsh and lake ecology, highlighted by a 1,300 gallon Great Lakes Aquarium, and the “Muskrat Club,” an interactive corner for children.

Birthday Parties

All Children’s Birthday Parties include room rental, a one hour themed-program with an Interpreter, and use of tables and chairs. Important features for your guests include wheelchair accessibility and restrooms in the building. Contact the Lake Erie Marshlands Museum for more details.

Homeschool Programs

Do you like spending time in nature and learning about our natural environment? Are you looking for programs that will complement your science studies? At the Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Homeschool groups are welcome to register for any of the topics in our school program brochure. Custom programs are available as well; and our interpretive staff would love to work with your group on scheduling a program.

Public Programs & Events

Metroparks Interpreters offer programs and events throughout the year for all ages, interests and ability levels. Highlights at the Lake Erie Marshlands Museum include Erie Ice Daze (3rd full weekend in Jan.), Rum-running Stories and History of Hooch (Feb.), Crack o’ Dawn Coffee Club (first Sat. of every month), LENS CAP (various Sundays throughout year), Easter Egg Scramble, Bird Bash (May), Lotus Tours (late-July/early Aug.), Summer Discovery Cruises (late-July/early Aug.), HAWKFEST (3rd full weekend in Sept.), Snacks with Santa. All programs require advance registration. See the events listing for all details.

Rental Space

Looking for a space for your next meeting or workshop that your guests will “naturally” enjoy? Conact the Lake Erie Marshlands Museum for more details.

School Programs

Research shows that children’s social, psychological, academic and physical health is positively impacted when they have daily contact with nature. Environmental education engages students in learning and raises test scores. The Metroparks Interpretive school programs are great examples of STEM-based environmental education, with hands-on activities, cooperative learning, and critical thinking discussions. Programs also meet NGSS and GLCE standards. Many programs are available as EDventures- presented by an Interpreter at your school. See the School Program Guide for all the details.

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Day Camps

Get outside and discover an adventure at the Metroparks with our day camps! Spend the day at the Lake Erie Marshlands Museum with traditional camp fun. Advanced registration is required for all day camps. See the events listing for all details.

Scout Programs

Scouts: Get outdoors, build character and confidence, meet badge requirements, connect with the outside world, and have FUN with programs at the Metroparks. Diverse programs are available for a variety of Girls and Boys scouting levels. (All Boy Scout programs are presented by Certified Merit Badge Counselors). See the events listing for Lake Erie Marshlands Museum scout programs offered throughout the year or contact us with a program in mind and we’ll work with you to set something up.


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