Designed for children ages 3–8 and their parents, Outside In is a warm, welcoming place where inquisitive youngsters can investigate a forest, visit the seashore, see and touch live animals, and much more. Comfy seats allow parents to relax and help your child explore science—up close and hands-on.
Visitors to Outside In can:
Touch Live Animals
Explore a sandy beach
Meet our animal ambassadors
Climb into an eagle’s nest and dress up as a majestic bird
View specimens under a microscope
Read nature books and relax on comfy critter pillows
Find animals hidden in a life-size tree
Touch real animal skulls, furs, claw, and teeth in the lab
Reserve Outside In for your class or group field trip.
Volunteering in Outside In.
Inspired by the curiosity and enthusiasm of Outside In’s regular visitors, the Academy has created the Adopt-A-Critter program, which offers an opportunity to help us care for the center and its animals. To learn more about how you can support the Adopt-A-Critter program, visit Adopt-A-Critter or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215-299-1122.