Welcome to Outside In, the children’s discovery center at the Academy. After a month-long makeover in February 2014, the popular hands-on exhibit has reopened with exciting new activities and renovated play areas. 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.
Some new elements to look for on your next visit include:
an eagle’s nest kids can climb into and pretend to be a majestic bird
a nature lab filled touchable animal skulls, furs, claws and teeth
a large-screen projection of natural objects that can be swapped in and out
a sandy beach to play in
a life-size tree with hidden animals children can enjoy rediscovering with each visit
Access is included with general admission