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Indian Springs Environmental Discovery Center
5175 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 – Map Me
(248) 625-7280

Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
A Metroparks Vehicle Entry Permit is required to visit.

Explore the diversity of Southeast Michigan’s original habitats. The Environmental Discovery Center (EDC) is a gateway into the complexity and beauty of prairies, wetlands, and woods, here for you to study, enjoy and appreciate. The EDC features 60 acres of restored native prairie ecosystems as part of the 2500 acre park. The award-winning EDC building contains classrooms, a biology lab, and a 200-person event room used for a variety of school, scout, and public programs. The interactive exhibits feature the diversity of the park’s ecosystems. The underwater pond viewing room gives a below-the-water peek at pond life, including native fish and plants.

Trail Map
Educational Opportunities
Room Rental

Day Camps

Get outside and discover an adventure at the Metroparks with our day camps! Spend the day at the EDC with extraordinary camp fun like insect safaris, rocket science, or caveman survival skills. Advanced registration is required for all day camps. See the events listing for all details.

Contact Info: (248) 625-7280

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? Join the Environmental Discovery Center for a year of fun hands-on, place-based science activities! Classes learn in age groups of 7 – 8, 9 – 10, & 11 and older. Advanced registration is required for all Homeschool programs. See the events listing for all details.

Contact Info: (248) 625-7280

Public Programs & Events

Metroparks Interpreters offer programs and events throughout the year for all ages, interests and ability levels. Highlights at the Environmental Discovery Center include Open and Family Lab Days, Cave Painting 101, Intro to GPS, BioBlitz, and Hoots and Haunts Halloween. Some programs require advance registration. See the events listing for all details.

Contact Info: (248) 625-7280

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.

Contact Info: (248) 625-7280

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 Environmental Discovery Center scout programs offered throughout the year or contact us with a program in mind and we’ll work with you to set something up.

Contact Info: (248) 625-7280

Environmental Discovery Center

Hold your next party in the Event Room at Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center (EDC) in White Lake. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a picturesque pond bring the great outdoors into your event! Guests can explore the walkways and decks at the EDC, or just enjoy the panoramic view. Weddings may be held anywhere at the Indian Springs Metropark; ceremonies taking place on the EDC grounds are required to rent the Event Room for the reception. The Event Room can accommodate up to 200 people. One of our more popular spots to have a wedding is the Oak Circle near the EDC. Our friendly staff can provide transportation in our six-passenger golf cart for guests who need assistance. No additional fees for the dance floor, portable bar, projection screen or our built-in sound system! Contact Joseph Fulton at (248) 625-6640 or joseph.fulton@metroparks.com to book an appointment to tour the facility or for more information.

Catering is provided by Kosch Catering, our exclusive caterer. To contact them please call 248-608-0690 ext. 15 or visit them at www.koschcatering.com

Ceremony and Reception Packages

April through October

  • Friday, Saturday and Holidays: $2,000.00
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. (6 hour time limit for reception)
    • Includes Event Room reservation fee, ceremony fee, white chairs and the daily entrance fee into the park, the day of the event only.
  • Sunday through Thursday: $1,500.00
    • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (6 hour time limit for reception)
    • Includes Event Room reservation fee, ceremony fee, white chairs and the daily entrance fee into the park, the day of the event only.

Reception Only Packages

April through October

  • Friday, Saturday and Holidays: $1,700.00
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. (6 hour time limit for reception)
    • Includes Event Room reservation fee, white chairs and the daily entrance fee into the park, the day of the event only.
  • Sunday through Thursday: $1,200.00
    • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (6 hour time limit for reception)
    • Includes Event Room reservation fee, white chairs and the daily entrance fee into the park, the day of the event only.

November through March

  • Friday, Saturday and Holidays: $1,500.00
    • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. (6 hour time limit for reception)
    • Includes Event Room reservation fee, white chairs and the daily entrance fee into the park, the day of the event only.
  • Sunday through Thursday: $1,200.00
    • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (6 hour time limit for reception)
    • Includes Event Room reservation fee, white chairs and the daily entrance fee into the park, the day of the event only.
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