Located on Detroit’s riverfront in the historic Globe Building, with the Dequindre Cut trail running through its backyard, the Outdoor Adventure Center gives you a taste of Michigan’s great outdoors in the heart of the city.
Experience exciting outdoor adventures with hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators -- walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish, hit the trail on a mountain bike or snowmobile, and much more. At the OAC, you’ll learn about how the DNR manages state parks, forests, wildlife and fish as you climb the roots and explore the canopy of a massive bur oak tree, hop aboard a real airplane, and see what’s swimming in our aquarium.
Visit the Outdoor Adventure Center and discover all there is to explore in the spectacular outdoors, parks, public lands and waters that are yours to enjoy.
- Give archery a try at the OAC
Interested in archery? We have different archery experiences you can choose from, ranging in price from free to $12 an hour and from a 30-minute “try-it” session to a five-week course. Learn more about OAC archery programs.
Want to try archery as a fun bonding experience with the father figure in your life? Check out our Father’s Day Archery program on June 16.
Or leave the kids at home and join us for a night of grown-up archery with our Friend Fridays: Archery 101 program on June 8.