Special Events

  • Calendar of events

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

  • 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
January
Jan042020
Feb292020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Wonderful Winter Outdoor Activity

Join us outside at the OAC for a fun winter activity, from ice fishing and snowshoeing to snow Pictionary and sledding. Saturdays, Jan. 4 through Feb. 29.

February
Feb022020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Feb. 2 Archery: Try-It!

This is your opportunity to give archery a try. Two different sessions available.

Feb072020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Friend Friday: Archery

Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center with your friends for a night of archery and fun. 

Feb082020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Cub Club: Burrowing Buddies

Children ages 3-6 will enjoy a story time, arts and crafts, and hands-on nature experiences. This session will focus on animals that burrow to stay warm during the winter.

Feb092020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Feb. 9 Science Olympiad Workshop: Weather or Not

This workshop is designed specifically for students competing in the Elementary-Level Science Olympiad. The workshop will run for one to one and a half hours and will cover this year's relevant content and include a practice test. 

Feb092020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Graduate Shoot

A chance for returning students to practice their skills without having to go through the instructional portion of a class.

Feb152020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Young Explorers: Detroit River Fish and Introduction to Ice Fishing

Calling all kids, ages 7-10, who want to get outdoors and explore our local nature and wildlife! February’s program will focus on local fish species, and an opportunity to try some ice fishing at Milliken State Park, dependent on ice conditions.

Feb152020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Great Backyard Bird Count

Join us for a hike along the riverfront and Milliken State Park to help count and identify our local birds and send our findings to this great citizen science project.

Feb15
16
Outdoor Adventure Center - OAC Outdoors: Michigan Free Fishing Weekend

Learn about proper ice fishing equipment and safety practices. Equipment and guidance will be provided for ice fishing at Milliken State Park. 

Feb162020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Feb. 16 Archery: Try-It!

This is your opportunity to give archery a try. Two different sessions available.

Feb222020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Walking Down a Food Chain with Leslie Science and Nature Center

Together we will construct a live food chain as participants meet a raptor, reptile, amphibian, arachnid, and an insect.

Feb232020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Feb. 23 Science Olympiad Workshop: Weather or Not

This workshop is designed specifically for students competing in the Elementary-Level Science Olympiad. The workshop will run for one to one and a half hours and will cover this year's relevant content and include a practice test. 

Feb272020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Thrilling Thursdays: Outdoor Winter Fun

Complimentary admission from 6 to 8 p.m. This month, join us for some winter fun outside. 

Feb292020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Meet Michigan's Great Lakes Invaders

Stop by the OAC today to learning about the invasive species that threaten our natural areas, and what you can do to prevent their spread, through hands-on displays and activities.