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 - 3:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
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
First Saturday Hike at Elachee - "Stream Life"
05/03/2014 - 08/02/2014
Join a naturalist on a guided hike in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve and learn about Georgia's native spring wildflowers. Great for families, scout groups and individuals. Program fee (includes museum admission).
If you are interested in learning about local native plants and animals, this monthly hike is a great way to explore the Chicopee Woods with an experienced guide. A great opportunity for small scout groups to work on badge requirements. Includes admission to the museum exh...read more