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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.

Cost: (US)

Adults (age 13-61)                     $5

Seniors (age 62 and older)         $3

Children (ages 2-12)                  $3

Children under age 2                 Free

Annual family membership       $50


1801 Atwater St

Detroit, MI

48207, USA


1 844-622-6367




Monday                   Closed

Tuesday                   Closed

Wednesday        10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursday           10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday                10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday            10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday                 Noon – 5 p.m.