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, May 30, 6 to 8 p.m.: Frog Fun and Survey
Hop on over to the OAC this evening for some frog-focused activities in the building, then join us for a walk over to Milliken State Park to conduct a survey of the breeding frogs in the wetland by listening for frog calls. Data will be submitted to the Michigan Herp Atlas citizen science project.
Wednesday, June 27, 6 to 8 p.m.: Outdoor Fun Featuring Reg Pettibone’s Authentic Native American Program
Mid-summer is the perfect time to enjoy an evening outdoors with family and friends. Stop by the OAC to
enjoy some outdoor games and activities. We are also featuring a special activity – Reg Pettibone, a full-
blooded Native American and champion Pow Wow dancer from the Ho Chunk nation, and his wife will present a true understanding of Native American culture through dance, song, and stories. This performance has both educated and entertained audiences throughout the United States. Audience participation and an artifacts display is included.
Wednesday, July 25, 6 to 8 p.m.: Camping
Have you always wanted to camp but wish you were better prepared? Or maybe you are an avid camper but want to have a little fun in an urban setting? This WOW is for you! Practice setting up tents, cooking outdoors and much more. Moosejaw will also be on hand with demo equipment and to provide more information about different ways to camp.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6 to 8 p.m.: Teachers' Night!
Teachers, have you considered a field trip for your students at the OAC? This month's Wild Over Wednesday is just for you! Join us for an evening of information and activities all about our offerings for students visiting the OAC. See some of our teaching tools and examples of programs that you could select for your students during a field trip and learn how to register for a field trip for your class!