Atlanta Metro / Roswell

Chattahoochee Nature Center

9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

  • The Discovery Center is the Interpretive Center for the entire Chattahoochee River Watershed

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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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  • Meet native wildlife in the Discovery Center!

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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

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


    Nature Trails


    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, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    285, 400, 75, 85

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa


    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)


  • Forest Fairy House Trail

    Forest Fairy House Trail

    03/18/2017 - 05/31/2017

    Back by popular demand, our fairies have been busy building all new fairy houses for our Homestead Trail and Kingfisher Pond Trail. More than a dozen whimsical works line our trails.  Slow down as you search for the fairy houses made from tiny natural objects. You can even earn Nature Exchange points as you find them along the way. Just pick up a scavenger hunt. Get imaginative with us this spring and perhaps create your own fairy house in our free play area while you are here! This event is... read more

  • Back To Your Roots Farm Fair

    Back To Your Roots Farm Fair

    04/02/2017 - 04/02/2017

    Get back to your roots with CNC this spring as we celebrate Earth Day and play outside. Farm animals from Farmer Sue's The Art Barn will be there to celebrate too!

    Explore the Unity Garden to see beautiful vegetable plants growing. Festivities include: farm fun hands-on activities; outdoor games; face painting; and Spring Native Plant Sale featuring vegetables, shrubs, and trees. This event is sponsored by Northside Hospit... read more

  • Sunset Sips featuring Wes Yoakam

    Sunset Sips featuring Wes Yoakam

    04/27/2017 - 04/27/2017

    The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) would like to invite you to Sunset Sips - a laid-back, family-friendly concert series. April's opening act is Wes Yoakam, who will be sure to have you on your feet and singing, or at least bobbing your head along to some of the best acoustic covers of everything from current pop to classic rock.

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  • Rockin' at the River Gala

    Rockin' at the River Gala

    05/13/2017 - 05/13/2017

    Enjoy an evening of food, music, drinks and dancing on the beautifully lit grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Don't miss the unique experiences in our live and silent auctions. All proceeds support CNC's efforts to connect people to nature and preserve our vital water source the Chattahoochee River. Individual tickets, patron tickets and sponsorship available.

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  • 18th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

    18th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

    06/03/2017 - 06/04/2017

    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! Festivities include: live butterfly releases and butterfly encounter; host and nectar plants available for sale; crafts, face painting, fairy houses, sidewalk art, and vendors; food trucks and cold treats; and entertainment. Thi... read more

  • Butterfly Encounter

    Butterfly Encounter

    06/05/2017 - 07/31/2017

    The year's most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 p.m. from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, so be sure to bring your camera! For more information about the Butterfly Encounter, contact us at 770-992-2055 x238.

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  • Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

    Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

    06/17/2017 - 06/17/2017

    Help support the wildlife and programs at the Chattahoochee Nature Center by running in the Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run! The 39th 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 39 years that is an Official AJC Peachtree R... read more

  • Halloween Hikes

    Halloween Hikes

    10/20/2017 - 10/28/2017

    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! Festivities include: world music; guided night hike lasting approximately 45 minu... read more

  • Back to Nature Holiday Market

    Back to Nature Holiday Market

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    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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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