Closed to the public until further notice
To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the DNR has closed several public facilities until further notice. Events scheduled to take place at these facilities have been canceled or postponed. See all COVID-19-related information for DNR facilities and services.
Pure Michigan Pledge
The Outdoor Adventure Center has taken the Pure Michigan Pledge to help ensure the health and safety of Michigan’s employees, residents and visitors. While we are currently closed, we are committing to maintaining disinfecting and social distancing protocols to help stop the spread of COVID-19 when we do reopen.
Located on Detroit’s riverfront in the historic Globe Building, with the Dequindre Cut trail running through its backyard, the Outdoor Adventure Center gives you a taste of Michigan’s great outdoors in the heart of the city.
Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators -- walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.
Visit the Outdoor Adventure Center and discover all there is to explore in the spectacular outdoors, parks, public lands and waters that are yours to enjoy.
- Detroit River Pollinator Project BioBlitz
Join the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Belle Isle Conservancy, Detroit Zoological Society, and parks throughout the country in a fun challenge to see how many pollinator species can be documented this September. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a pollinator (bee, butterfly, bat, etc.) or pollinator-friendly plant, and the community will help identify the species. You can participate by exploring the nature and wildlife within Milliken State Park, Dequindre Cut Greenway, Gabriel Richard Park, and/or Belle Isle Park – all within a few-mile radius of each other, near Downtown Detroit. Click on the link above for more details and links to virtual meetings you can join.