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 - Young Explorers Club: Detroit River and Intro to Ice Fishing

Calling all kids ages 8-12 who want to explore and learn more about our local nature and wildlife!

Outdoor Adventure Center - Live Raptors with Michigan Avian Experience

Join Michigan Avian Experience to meet some of Michigan’s live birds of prey.

Outdoor Adventure Center - OAC Outdoors: Michigan Free Fishing Weekend

Celebrate Free Fishing Weekend with an introduction to ice fishing!

Outdoor Adventure Center - Overnight Family Campout

Join us for an INDOOR campout at the Outdoor Adventure Center! Learn how to pitch a tent, build a campfire, and roast marshmallows.

Outdoor Adventure Center - Zombie Survival Archery

Whether you’re a Walking Dead fan, wonder if you can survive the zombie apocalypse or are just looking for a different style of archery class, this is the archery class for you! 

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.

Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery 101 Class Begins

This four-week course will offer a more in-depth archery experience in a safe and fun environment.

Outdoor Adventure Center - Beekeeping Basics

Join Brian Peterson from Bees in the D as he shares his passion about the education and conservation of the all-important pollinator, the honey bee.

Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery: Try-It!, Feb. 24

This is your opportunity to learn more about archery. Two different sessions available.

Outdoor Adventure Center - Meet Coretta Scott King

A one-woman show portraying Coretta Scott King. This "edutainment" presentation combines educating and entertaining and involves the audience in a performance that tickles the soul, warms the heart and stimulates the mind.

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.

Outdoor Adventure Center - Science Olympiad Coach and Student Workshop: Weather or Not

This workshop is designed specifically for students competing in the elementary-level Science Olympiad.

Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW - Thrilling Thursdays: A Sweet Taste of Michigan

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