Special Events

  • Calendar of events

    Check out our calendar to learn about programs, classes and other fun events planned at the Outdoor Adventure Center.

  • WOW - Thrilling Thursdays

    The last Thursday 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.

Current Calendar
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW - Thrilling Thursdays: Camping

Complimentary admission from 6 to 8 p.m. This month, we're talking about camping.

Outdoor Adventure Center - Path Paws: Urban Wildlife Hike

Join us with your four-legged friends as we hike and explore the habitat of our Detroit wildlife.

Outdoor Adventure Center - Fisheries Day: Get Hooked on Fishing!

Try your luck right here at Milliken State Park! All equipment, bait and instruction included. 

Outdoor Adventure Center - Milliken State Park Riverwalk Cleanup

Join us as we hike through Milliken State Park to collect any garbage and restore the beauty of the park. 

Outdoor Adventure Center - Fisheries Day: History of Michigan's Largest Commercial Fishing Industry

Join us for a look back at the origins of Michigan’s fantastic fishing industry! This 150-year visual history includes old photos and rare film from fisheries around Saginaw Bay.

Outdoor Adventure Center - Bike to the Belle Isle Beach

Join the OAC staff for a fun east Detroit riverfront bike ride as we ride past the construction site of Atwater beach out to the Belle Isle beach for nice riverside cooldown.