Outdoor Adventure Center reopens July 16, offers in-person and virtual programs – Press and Guide

The DNR Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit is thrilled to announce its reopening on July 16!

Join the OAC for its first days of domestic operations since March 2020 with Adventure Days, July 16-18. There will be indoor and outdoor activities throughout the reopening weekend. A daily schedule of events will be published shortly.

Other OAC programs in July include:

July 10 – Mammal surveys (outdoor program). Learn how wildlife biologists use the signs mammals leave behind (droppings and tracks) to identify them, then put your skills to work on a fun scavenger hunt.
July 22 – Meet Your State Parks: Sit Back and Relax (Virtual Program). Take a virtual trip to some of Michigan’s state parks and find out what you can enjoy there.
July 29 – Thrilling Thursday: meet the new OAC team in the Critter Room! Our monthly family home entertainment is back, with free admission from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Educators will be in the Creature Room to interact with guests and answer questions about new members of our reptile, amphibian and fish team.
July 30 – Friends Fridays: Paddle Boarding (outdoor program). Bring your friends for a stand-up paddleboarding initiation and an evening on the beautiful Belle Isle beach.
July 31 – Explore the outdoors, discover your way (outdoor program). A guided hike through Milliken State Park and along the Detroit River, with opportunities to put your senses and creativity at the service of photography, drawing or writing.

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