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January 29, 2014

The Academy Of Natural Sciences Unveils Its New And Improved Outside In Children’s Nature Center On Saturday, February 8

The Academy of Natural Sciences reopens its Outside In indoor nature center for children with more developments than before on Saturday, February 8. (Image courtesy Academy of Natural Sciences)

Get a taste of nature without stepping foot outside of the city limits.

For the past month, The Academy of Natural Science’s hands-on children’s nature center, Outside In, has been closed for updates and is slated to reopen on Saturday, February 8 with more activities than ever before.

The makeover includes aesthetic updates like new carpeting, lighting and paint in addition to updated hands-on activities for children.

Look forward to an Eagles nest that children are encouraged to climb into, an updated sandy beach with shells, a life-size tree with hidden animals, a nature lab, a microscope for an up-close look at natural items, costumes for dress up, new housing for the animals, books and a stereo that provides nature appropriate music.

Also at Outside In, children are invited to get hands-on and touch real-live cockroaches, lizards and more.

Explore nature with a fully-functional beehive complete with a honey-making activity, a pond with live fish and a boat and an area to pan for shark teeth.

Outside In opened in 1979 and has since remained a staple for nature exploration for children (and their parents!).

Celebrate the improvements and get a taste of nature right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Reopening of Outside In at the Academy of Natural Sciences
When: Saturday, February 8
Where: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Included with general admission
More info: www.ansp.org

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