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Featured Environmental Studies/Nature Centers

Morris Arboretum of The University of Pennsylvania

The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, whose thousands of woody plants include many of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest, and largest trees. 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118. Tel: 215-247-5777. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Briar Bush Nature Center

1212 Edge Hill Rd., Abington, PA 19001. 215-887-6603 ext. 17. Visit the 12-acre sanctuary at Briar Bush Nature Center for a day of nature activities. Take a guided seasonal nature hike, which focuses on topics such as insects, birds, plants, habitats, animal signs, and more. Fee.

Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center

Located in a historic horse stable, the environmental education center features an outdoor amphitheater, three demonstration gardens, a meadow, and three trails. 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19143. 215-685-1900. Cost: Free/Fee.

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Visit the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, located at the first place Audubon lived in the United States. The center showcases many of Audubon’s works, including a double-elephant folio version of Birds of America. 1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon, PA 19403. Montgomery County. Tel: 610-666-5593. Cost: Fee.

Overbrook Art & Environmental Center

Owned and operated by JASTECH Development Services, Inc., the Overbrook Art & Environmental Center strives to promote urban sustainability and positive environmental practices. 6134 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19151. Tel: 215-879-7770. Cost: Fee.

Pennypack Environmental Center

8600 Verree Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19115. 215-685-0470. Once a dedicated bird sanctuary, today the Pennypack Environmental Center has an outdoor amphitheater, exhibits, a new reference library, along with campfire and picnic areas. Fee/Free.

Wissahickon Environmental Center

300 W. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118. 215-685-9285. Nicknamed the “Tree House” for a sycamore tree that grew through the farmhouse front porch, Wissahickon Environmental Center features miles of trails, a 200-gallon fish aquarium, and a variety of educational programs. Fee.