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  • Open and Accessible to Everyone

    The center is open to the public except on days that it has been reserved. Please walk in anytime and enjoy our facility.

    • Sign for the Anna Young Feisley Outdoor Learning PavilionWeekdays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Weekends: Not open, but available by reservation
    • Winter Break: The center is closed from Thanksgiving break through Spring break.

    Reserve the Center for Class or Event

    The Discovery Center is open to use for all.

    You must book the Center if you need to use it exclusively. To schedule the Center for a class, group work, or meeting, please contact Meghan Twiest at, or Llyod Onyett at

    Donate to the Science Discovery Center

    Become a lasting part of the Science Discovery and Outdoor Learning Center.
    Celebrate the importance of environmental education by making a gift to the Science Discovery and Outdoor Learning Center. Your gift of $150 or more can be used to honor a loved one or recognize a significant milestone. Your tribute will be inscribed on a leaf and mounted to the bulkheads of the Anna Young Feisley Outdoor Learning Pavilion. To make an online gift, visit the IUP Online Gift Form. Reference “Outdoor Learning Center,” and you will be contacted to obtain your leaf tribute information by a member of our staff.

    To make a gift by mail, please print and mail our brochure. Download the Science Discovery and Outdoor Learning Center brochure (pdf).

    What your gift will be used for

    • Gardening and landscaping
    • Bringing in state-of-the-art technology to the center
    • Preparation of curriculum materials
    • Engaging professional management

    Get More Information About the Science Discovery and Outdoor Learning Center

    Located in the courtyard of Stouffer Hall, the IUP Science Discovery and Outdoor Learning Center is one of the most versatile learning areas on campus. This 7,150-square-foot learning area was designed to create an outdoor learning environment not only for prospective teacher educators that want to teach science, but also as a resource for the region’s teachers and elementary and middle-school students.

    State-of-the-Art Technology Facility

    The facility consists of a large pavilion with seating for instructional presentations, projection and presentation equipment, and cabinets for storage of materials.

    For more information about this unique center and its learning capabilities, please contact Dr. Meghan Twiest at