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
Brown Bag Lecture Series Kicks Off with Dr. Leslie Edwards
01/19/2017 - 01/19/2017
Dr. Leslie Edwards will discuss in detail some of the fascinating plants found in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. Bring a lunch and join us for this guest lecture that ties together natural history, environmental policy and areas of interest regarding the natural world.
Program Topic: Unique Plants of the Chicopee Woodsread more
Program Fee: Requested $5-$10 Donation Per Person, Per Lecture
Reservations: Call 770-535-1976
Location: Elachee Nature Science Center, Mundy Edu...
Brown Bag Lecture Series Kicks Off with Ken Riddleberger
02/16/2017 - 02/16/2017
Elachee welcomes Donna Shearer of Save Georgia's Hemlocks, guest presenter for the December Brown Bag Lecture.
Program Topic: Saving Georgia's Hemlocks
Donna will discuss her organization's conservation and educational efforts on behalf of the Eastern Hemlock Tree which is under siege from the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, an invasive species of insect.
Bring a lunch and join us for this guest lecture that ties together natural history, environmental policy and areas of in...read more