WOW - Wild Over Wednesday

The last Wednesday of each month, we offer free admission from 6 to 8 p.m. for all of our visitors and special programs, fun and games around a specific topic each month, plus enjoy all the exhibits at the Outdoor Adventure Center! There will be story time for our youngest guests, hands-on experiences, games and informational sessions for interested visitors.

When you visit, you can also earn digital badges through Detroit Public TV's Digital Adventure Program.

Attention teachers and camp leaders! Every WOW - Wild Over Wednesday provides a great way to research your group trip to the Outdoor Adventure Center, with your family. Admission is free, and our staff is on hand to answer questions and explain your group visit options.

Wednesday, May 31, 6 to 8 p.m.: Fishing
We are talking about fishing opportunities around Detroit and how to get prepared for a fun and successful fishing experience. Limited time to fish can be included for those under 16 years old or adults with a fishing license. A limited number of fishing rods will be provided, or you may bring your own. Bait provided. 

Wednesday, June 28, 6 to 8 p.m.: Outdoor Fun
We will feature a variety of family-friendly lawn games, sidewalk chalk games, and even some team-building games! Once you've had your fill of games, come kick up your feet by the bonfire and roast some marshmallows to create delicious s'mores (for the first 100 guests).

Wednesday, July 26, 6 to 8 p.m.: Camping
Always wanted to camp but wish you could be more prepared? This is for you! Practice setting up tents, making a fire, cooking outdoors and much more.

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 6 to 8 p.m.: Hiking
Whether it’s through an urban trail, a wetland or the woods, hiking in Michigan’s outdoors is something everyone can enjoy! Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center for information about fantastic places to hike and what gear can be beneficial when you hit the trail. While you’re here, join us on a guided evening hike on one of our nearby urban trails.