• Bringing "up north" to downtown Detroit!

    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.


  • Membership

  • older couple checking out campsite exhibit at Outdoor Adventure Center Afternoon Adventures for Adults

    Is your senior group looking for a new experience? We have a great new adventure for your consideration.

    Begin your trip with a lunch in Rivertown – book a dining experience with special group rates – then join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center for a self-­guided tour or attend a special program just for your group about fishing, birding or other nature-related topics.

    Learn more and make a reservation.