BEVERLY — Beverly Children's Learning Center cut the ribbon Thursday on its new natural outdoor play area. 

The center, at 550 Cabot St., transformed 25,000 square feet of space into a nature-inspired learning and playing environment that has rock scrambles, observation decks, caves and climbing walls, raised garden beds and more.   

Beverly Children's Learning Center serves more than 250 children in a variety of programs, from infants to school age.