The Discovery Center

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Mallard Photo: Mark MacDonald/Audubon Photography Awards

Temporary Center Closure

The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers, and staff is always our highest priority. In accordance with the new “Safer at Home” restrictions, The Discovery Center is temporarily closed to the public.

We will continue to monitor the City of Philadelphia’s health and safety guidelines closely and will provide updates about The Discovery Center’s plans to reopen on our website and Facebook page. Please check back regularly for new updates.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at The Discovery Center in the new year!

Regular Hours of Operation

Summer Hours: May 1 – October 31. We are open Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Winter Hours: November 1 – April 30. We are open Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Bus Stops

  • Route 32 Bus: 33rd St. and Oxford St. (4 minute walk; 0.2 miles)

  • Route 3 Bus: 33rd St. and Cecil B. Moore Ave. (5 minute walk; 0.3 miles)

  • Route 48 Bus: 29th St. and Oxford St. (12 minute walk; 0.6 miles)

  • Route 7 Bus: 29th St. and Girard Ave. (20 minute walk; 1 mile)

Indego Bike Stations

  • 33rd St. and Reservoir Dr., Philadelphia, PA (5 minute walk; 0.3 miles)

  • 31st St. and Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA (17 minute walk; 0.8 miles)

The Discovery Center
The Discovery Center

Discovery Center

Check out National Audubon Society's The Discovery Center. Located in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Fairmount Park, The Discovery Center is a facility for research and science-based conservation projects and educational programs throughout the Philadelphia region.

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