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, Feb. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.: Fur Coats and Big Tracks
Have you ever wanted to lend a wild animal your boots and coats? Come learn about some amazing adaptations that allow animals to survive in the freezing cold. We will show you some of our warmest mammal fur coats and discuss the wonders of tracking in winter. 

Wednesday, March 29, 6 to 8 p.m.: All About Weather
Here in the mitten state, we rarely believe what the weather will be. Our state is known for snowing one day and being 75 and sunny the next. Come join us for WOW and learn some weather 101! We will have educational tables on various weather actions as well as a Detroit meteorologist, WDIV’s Andrew Humphrey!

Wednesday, April 26, 6 to 8 p.m.: ​Frogs and Amphibians
One sure sign of spring is hearing frogs and toads calling at night. Why do frogs and toads call? How many salamander species do we have in Michigan? Leap or hop on over to the OAC for a fun and free evening learning about our amphibian friends.