Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

Elachee Nature Science Center

2125 Elachee Dr.
Gainesville, GA 30504

770-535-1976
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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

    Adults $5.00

    Children $3.00

    Members $0.00

    Under age 2 $0.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    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

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    85

    985

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Raptor Fest 2018

    Raptor Fest 2018

    03/17/2018 - 03/17/2018

    Raptor Fest is a seasonal Elachee public nature program with live bird and animal encounters giving children, families and nature lovers the chance to learn more about birds of prey. Spend your day learning from live animal exhibitors including Amicalola Falls Bird of Prey Program, Buster Brown, Thomson Raptors and more. Children can enjoy several craft and face painting opportunities. There will also be food vendors on site where you can purchase lunch and snacks. Vendors include Hot Dog Nin... read more