Discover Yourself In Nature

The Discovery Center is the headquarters for POBS and a Philadelphia-based education center for Audubon Mid Atlantic. The Discovery Center’s indoor and outdoor classrooms, exhibitions, trails, aerial teams challenge course, climbing wall and observation decks engage participants from adjacent neighborhoods, the city, and across the region.

A top priority for POBS has been to make The Discovery Center and its amenities accessible and welcoming. On select Saturdays each month we host community-focused programs at the Center — canoeing on the Reservoir in the summer, ziplining on the Challenge Course in the fall, and rock climbing in the Climbing Tower during the winter. Many of these events have been held in conjunction with programming by Audubon Mid Atlantic, so participants could for example attend a bird walk in the morning and canoe or zipline in the afternoon.

Visit The Discovery Center website for more info and upcoming events.

How exciting for Philadelphia that The Discovery Center project brings the community together with the educational resources of Outward Bound and Audubon to reopen the East Park Reservoir for outdoor learning and conservation. In this beautiful natural place, young people and adults will discover their potential while exploring this wonder of  nature.
Michael Nutter, Former Mayor of Philadelphia