Atlanta Metro / Roswell

Chattahoochee Nature Center

9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

770-992-2055
  • The Discovery Center is the Interpretive Center for the entire Chattahoochee River Watershed

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  • Meet native wildlife in the Discovery Center!

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  • Take a hike and tour flora and fauna on the woodland trails and the river boardwalk.

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  • Kids adore the large abstract hands-on exhibits that feature recycled art focused on telling the story of the watershed

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The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a private non-profit, 127-acre, award-winning, interpretive center dedicated to environmental education. Visitors particularly enjoy the new Gold level LEED-certified Discovery Center Museum and Nature Exchange with hands-on/minds-on exhibits that tell the Chattahoochee River's story.

Visitors are invited to bring a picnic, hike the woodland trails, meander through beautiful butterfly and native plant gardens or explore the river boardwalk while viewing native animals. A new documentary film "Re-Imagine the Chattahoochee" is shown daily in the theater, and educational programs focus on ecology and natural science. 

The center is open daily, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older, $7 for students 13-18, $6 for children 3-12, and free for children 2 and under. For more information, call 770-992-2055 x 238 or visit www.chattnaturecenter.org.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    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 $10.00

    Children 2 and Under Free

    Children 3-12 $6.00

    Group Rates See Website

    Members Free

    Seniors $7.00

    Students Ages 13-19 $7.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Discounts

    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Foreign Language Guide Available

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Rentals Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Deposit Policy

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required

    Group-friendly

    Minimum Group Size: 15

    Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

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    Payment Options

    American Express

    Discover

    Mastercard

    Visa

    Rentals

    Canoe / Kayak

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Film

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+)

    Adults (21+)

    All Ages

    Kids (5-8)

    Seniors (55+)

    Teens (13-18)

    Toddlers (up to 5)

    Tweens (9-12)

Events

  • 19th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

    19th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

    06/02/2018 - 06/03/2018

    The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when the air fills with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies! Join us for this very important fundraising event for the Chattahoochee Nature Center! See live butterfly releases and Butterfly Encounter exhibit. Host and Nectar Plants will be available for purchase. Featuring crafts, face painting, fairy houses, sidewalk art, vendors, food trucks and entertainment. This is a g... read more

  • Butterfly Encounter

    Butterfly Encounter

    06/04/2018 - 07/31/2018

    The year's most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily from June 4 – July 31, 2018! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

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  • Sundays on the River Concert Series: River Whyless

    Sundays on the River Concert Series: River Whyless

    06/10/2018 - 06/10/2018

    What better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends and family. Join us for an evening featuring River Whyless, the Asheville, North Carolina quartet! Come out and spend a few hours with musicians Ryan O'Keefe, Halli Anderson, Alex McWalters and Daniel Shearin, whose musical sounds have been described as folk-rock, nature-pop, and baroque-folk. So mark your calendars and save the date for the 2nd Sunday of each month at CNC. This event i... read more

  • Sunset Sips featuring Garrett Douglas

    Sunset Sips featuring Garrett Douglas

    06/14/2018 - 06/14/2018

    The Sunset Sips concert series kicks off with Garrett Douglas, a young singer/songwriter from Atlanta. 'I always think of you' is a brief collection of songs Garrett has composed since he moved to Texas for college. With the exception of the romantic, standard length 'hometown', these songs are only about a minute long and feature memorable melodies and singing that leave you wanting more. He also performs covers of some wonderfully familiar tunes.

    The Sunset Sips concert series retur... read more

  • Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

    Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

    06/16/2018 - 06/16/2018

    Help support the wildlife and programs at the Chattahoochee Nature Center by running in the Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run! The 40th Annual Possum Trot 10K takes place on a flat, fast and scenic course along the scenic banks of the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Ga. to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center, a private non-profit education facility dedicated to connecting people to nature. This is a fun, summer run and an Atlanta tradition for 40 years that is an Official AJC Peachtree R... read more

  • Sunset Sips featuring The Ruby Reds Band

    Sunset Sips featuring The Ruby Reds Band

    06/28/2018 - 06/28/2018

    The Ruby Reds Band may be the longest-tenured jazz band in Georgia. The band was formed in early 1966 to perform nightly at a rowdy beer hall and banjo sing-along parlor called Ruby Reds Warehouse, at 57 Ellis Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, and has been playing throughout the Southeast ever since. Follow them on Facebook to find out more about the band.

    The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2018 to treat mu... read more

  • Sunset Sips: Mark Miller Band with After Hours at the Butterfly Encounter

    Sunset Sips: Mark Miller Band with After Hours at the Butterfly Encounter

    07/05/2018 - 07/05/2018

    The Mark Miller Band will be the featured artist for the only July Sunset Sips concert. The past few years, Mark Miller has been performing his own brand of Americana/Country music in sold out listening rooms from Georgia to Maine (not just an Appalachian Trail reference).

    The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2018 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family-friendly series, and CNC's grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a frien... read more

  • Sundays on the River: Adron

    Sundays on the River: Adron

    07/08/2018 - 07/08/2018

    What a better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends and family. July's performer at Sundays on the River features Adron. Adron's music is infused with an international texture and a remarkable vintage, yet completely original and personal sound. She playfully blends Brazilian samba, Bossa Nova and Tropicalia with the sincerity and thoughtfulness of singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Harry Nilsson and the full-bodied rhythms of 1... read more

  • Summer Adventures Family Fun Day

    Summer Adventures Family Fun Day

    08/05/2018 - 08/05/2018

    Summer Adventures Day features our favorite activities of our previously popular Water Day and Outdoor Skills Day. Join us to celebrate the end of summer –be sure to wear your swimsuit, you might get wet on this day filled with adventure! This event is presented by Northside Hospital.

    Activities include:

    Canoeing on Kingfisher Pond
    Water crafts & face painting
    Outdoor Adventures Area with flyfishing, geocaching and knot tying
    Storytime, Creature Feature... read more

  • Sunset Sips: Logan Daniels

    Sunset Sips: Logan Daniels

    08/09/2018 - 08/09/2018

    Logan Daniels will be playing the first Sunset Sips of August. Grab friends, family and your favorite people and bring them to CNC for a fabulous summer concert series. This is a laid back, family-friendly series and CNC's grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, from June to September (except July; only July 5th). The event is incl... read more

  • Sundays on the River: Electromatics

    Sundays on the River: Electromatics

    08/12/2018 - 08/12/2018

    What a better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends and family. August's performer features the Electromatics. Come and enjoy the sounds of red hot blues, Jazz and Americana. Check online for ticket options. Mark your calendar for this amazing band at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Visit the Sundays on the River concert series page for... read more

  • Sunset Sips: No Solution

    Sunset Sips: No Solution

    08/23/2018 - 08/23/2018

    No Solution is a blues and rock band comprised of high school students based in Atlanta, GA. The band won the Atlanta Blues Challenge, youth category, sponsored by the Atlanta Blues Society in August 2015. No Solution represented Atlanta, performing at the International Blues Competition in Memphis in the Youth Showcase, January 2016. No Solution also won the Teen Battle of the Bands sponsored by the AJMF, March 2017. Check out videos of No Solution.

    The Sunset Sips concert series retu... read more

  • Sundays on the River Concert Series: Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native

    Sundays on the River Concert Series: Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native

    09/09/2018 - 09/09/2018

    What a better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends and family. September's performer at Chattahoochee Nature Center features Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native. Ben Sollee has played with trance bluesman Otis Taylor, with banjo virtuosos Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck (in the Sparrow Quartet, with Casey Driessen), and collaborated with Jim James of My Morning Jacket, with DJs, acoustic musicians, visual artists, software specialists and ... read more

  • Sunset Sips: Sainte Jane

    Sunset Sips: Sainte Jane

    09/13/2018 - 09/13/2018

    Sainte Jane is a new Americana duo composed of singer/songwriter Lauren St. Jane and Jeremy Ezell (frontman of Atlanta band The Well Reds). Born out of the recording of Lauren's 2015 release, "Running Around," co-written with Angie Aparo and featuring Jeremy on Vocals, the two began performing together in early 2015 when Ezell accompanied Lauren St. Jane for performances at Seaside's 30A Songwriter's Festival (alongside the likes of Jason Isbell and Glen Phillips).

    The Sunset Sips conc... read more

  • Back to Your Roots Farm Fair

    Back to Your Roots Farm Fair

    09/16/2018 - 09/16/2018

    Kick off your fall with CNC and farm animals! You'll get to meet live farm animals, meet real farmers, learn about local food, explore harvesting, and so much more. Be sure to join our Unity Garden Guided Hike to see herbs, veggies, and greens growing during the harvest season. You won't want to miss this popular Family Fun Day! The event also serves as the opening of our Naturally Artistic outdoor exhibits. Stay tuned for the schedule of events.

    This event is presented by Northside Ho... read more

  • Naturally Artistic Interactive Exhibit

    Naturally Artistic Interactive Exhibit

    09/16/2018 - 11/30/2018

    Visit our four outdoor art stations to view some of CNC's most picturesque locations. Create a bit of nature-inspired art while you visit each Naturally Artistic station – including photos, music, drawings, and color matching. Visit the Nature Exchange to receive a map of art stations around the property.

    This event is presented by Northside Hospital.

    Naturally Artistic Interactive Exhibits are included with General admission: $6 for Child/ $10 for Adult/ $7 for Seniors 65+/ $... read more

  • Sunset Sips: Wes Yoakam

    Sunset Sips: Wes Yoakam

    09/27/2018 - 09/27/2018

    Wes Yoakam began his professional music career in the fertile music ground of Athens, Ga. He now plays in Atlanta regularly and produces high energy shows featuring favorite acoustic covers of 80s and 90s music. Wes has performed at several Sunset Sips and has quickly become a crowd favorite; we know you will enjoy his stage presence and musical mastery!

    The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2018 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, ... read more

  • Harvest on the 'Hooch in the Unity Garden

    Harvest on the 'Hooch in the Unity Garden

    10/14/2018 - 10/14/2018

    Join us at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in the Unity Garden for this unique Farm to Table Garden Fest complete with tastings prepared by our favorite local restaurants and caterers. Harvest on the Hooch will allow you to enjoy samplings of local craft beers and wine, bluegrass music, games, alpacas and other surprise farm guests! Supporting the Unity Garden through this unique event helps those in need by providing fresh produce to the Food Pantry at North Fulton Community Charity. Meet so... read more

  • Halloween Hikes

    Halloween Hikes

    10/26/2018 - 10/27/2018

    If you are searching for a unique Halloween adventure, we have the program for you. Take your child on a well-lit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about their lives. It's the perfect non-scary alternative to traditional Halloween events and a very important fundraiser for CNC! This is a family event you won't want to miss!

    Halloween Hikes is presented by Northside Hospital.

    Here are some things to look forward to:
    - World Music
    - Guided Nig... read more

  • Back to Nature Holiday Market

    Back to Nature Holiday Market

    12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

    The holiday season is quickly approaching! Are you looking for a way to fulfill your gift giving needs and support your local artisans? Come to our Holiday Market and check out our 40+ local vendors that are selling their hand-made and/or eco-friendly goods. It's a wonderful way to purchase unique presents that you wouldn't typically find in retail stores and embrace your community. This free event is CNC's holiday gift to the community.

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  • Family Fun Day: Enchanted Woodland Wonders

    Family Fun Day: Enchanted Woodland Wonders

    12/09/2018 - 12/09/2018

    This holiday highlight brings you and your family live reindeer, performances, winter crafts, face painting, and more all under the twilight sky. Let CNC help you get in the holiday spirit, bring a picnic, and plan to enjoy our fun activities.

    Live reindeer will make an appearance. Festivities include: reindeer games, storytime with Miss Julia, campfire and hot cocoa with Camp Kingfisher, winter crafts and face painting, food trucks, and finding Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes on the E... read more

  • Enchanted Woodland Trail: Featuring Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

    Enchanted Woodland Trail: Featuring Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

    12/09/2018 - 02/28/2019

    Fairies and gnomes have been busy building all new homes for our Enchanted Woodland Trail opening this winter. Whimsical works line our trails – slow down as you search for the fairy houses made from tiny natural objects.

    Enchanted Woodland Trail is presented by Northside Hospital.

    This event is included with General admission ($6 for Child/ $10 for Adult/ $7 for Seniors 65+/ $7 for Students 13-18/ Free for CNC Members and Kids 2 and under.)

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Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Kingfisher Hall - - - 250 299 125 - - - 299
    Plaza Conference Room - - - 50 50 40 30 - - 75
    Cowie Weiss Theater with high definition AV facility and comfortable seating with fold out desktops - - - - 65 65 - - - -
    Ben Brady Lakeside Open Air Pavilion - - - 160 250 - - - - 175
    Heron Pond Covered Picnic Pavilion and environs - - - 75 - - - - - 100