Elachee Nature Science Center
Gainesville, GA 30504
Elachee Nature Science Center is one of the premier environmental education centers in Georgia serving more than 35,000 students from more than 35 school systems and an additional 30,000 visitors to the museum and preserve each year.
Located in the 1,500-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve in North Georgia, Elachee's curriculum is designed to develop a healthy ecological consciousness and includes preschool, elementary, and secondary education programs parallelling the Georgia Performance Standards. Other offerings include teacher education, summer day camp, special public programs, scout and home school programs, children's birthday parties, and facility rentals.
Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve serves as an invaluable outdoor classroom and is being preserved in a wilderness state. Elachee is a private not-for-profit institution supported by program fees, memberships, fundraising events, museum admissions, and donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Admission & Fees
Under age 2 $0.00
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Rentals Available, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
Bat Exhibit: Masters of the Night, The True Story of Bats
03/01/2016 - 09/05/2016
Gain an appreciation for the true wonders of the bat world, have popular misconceptions about bats dispelled and learn of this mammal's ecological importance.
From the special effects and multi-sensory interactive displays to environmentally life-like settings – including a Gothic castle – this exhibit walks visitors through centuries of mythic representations of bats by different cultures. As well, photographic displays and a video portray bats as diverse, beneficial mammals wit...read more
09/10/2016 - 09/10/2016
Get up close and personal with creatures that slither and crawl. Snake Day is September 10, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At this family-friendly festival, discover all things reptilian! Enjoy live animal demonstrations, crafts, food and more.read more