Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting the OAC

boy and girl pretending to cook over campfire at the Outdoor Adventure Center campsite exhibit

What age group is this facility best suited for?
Everyone from toddlers to senior citizens will enjoy exploring outdoor recreation and learning about Michigan’s natural resources at the Outdoor Adventure Center.

Where do I park?
Complimentary parking is available on the east side of the OAC. Visitors can access the main parking lot from Atwater Street and a smaller lot from St. Aubin Street. See parking map.

There is a large construction project in the vicinity, scheduled to last until December 2016. During the construction, we recommend accessing the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center from Chene Street. Then head west on Atwater. Disembark on Atwater, at the stop sign in front of the Outdoor Adventure Center (where the bright green DNR logo is visible).

Can I get snacks while I’m there?
The OAC has a cafeteria area with seating and vending machines where you can buy snacks and drinks. 

Can I carry my backpack?
Backpacks, coats and other items should be stored in one of the FREE lockers at the front of the building.

I am a nursing mom. Do you have facilities for nursing mothers?
Special accommodations await you and your little one at the OAC’s Baby Café.

I hear there is an archery range. Can I just drop in?
Archery classes and experiences are available by preregistration only.

English is not my first language – can I still learn and enjoy the OAC experience?
We can make accommodations for those who speak a language other than English, including arrangements for a sign language interpreter if necessary, if you contact us in advance of your visit. We do have maps of the OAC available in Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Chinese.