WOW - Wild Over Wednesday

The last Wednesday 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.

When you visit, you can also earn digital badges through Detroit Public TV's Digital Adventure Program.

Attention teachers and camp leaders! Every WOW - Wild Over Wednesday provides a great way to research your group trip to the Outdoor Adventure Center, with your family. Admission is free, and our staff is on hand to answer questions and explain your group visit options.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.: Michigan Owls – Whoooo Are They?
This month, we're talking about Michigan owls. Do you know how many owl species can be seen in Michigan? Join us this evening to learn which species call Michigan home, and what makes these nocturnal predators built for hunting in the dark. Activities will include an owl pellet dissection and a weather-dependent "owl prowl" outside along the Dequindre Cut.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6 to 8 p.m.: Outdoor Recreation   
Do you love the great outdoors? Come learn about the many outdoor recreation activities available throughout Michigan. We will take a night hike through Milliken State Park, learn how to wear and use snowshoes and how to cast for and catch a fish. Hot cocoa will be provided for the first 50 guests.  

Wednesday, March 28, 6 to 8 p.m.: Maple Trees 
Have you ever wondered where your maple syrup comes from? Would you like to find out? Join us for our maple tree WOW, where you get to learn about maple trees, the products we get from them, and how to tap the sap out of a maple tree as well!

Wednesday, April 25, 6 to 8 p.m.: Wild for Wetlands!
Spring has sprung, and wetlands around our beautiful state are teeming with wildlife getting ready for the nesting season. We’ll have games and activities focused on the importance of wetlands for wildlife and for people, and we’ll also provide some information about local wetlands that you can visit this spring and summer.