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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  • 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 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, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    285, 400, 75, 85

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Rentals

    Canoe / Kayak

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly, Film & Music Site

    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

  • Butterfly Encounter

    Butterfly Encounter

    07/07/2015 - 07/31/2015

    The Butterfly Encounter at the Chattahoochee Nature Center is a highlight of summer fun! Enter the encounter and be amazed at the hundreds of butterflies that float above your head and fly below your nose. It's easy to get up close to the butterflies, and you even have a chance to feed them using a nectar stick. Each of the species in the encounter is native to Georgia, so you are sure to walk away more familiar with our local species and butterfly biology! Be sure to bring your camera, the B... read more

  • Family Fun Day: Water Day!

    Family Fun Day: Water Day!

    08/02/2015 - 08/02/2015

    Splash through the sprinklers, meet water-loving community partners, play water games, and make water crafts! Water Day is a celebration of water as summer winds down. Come dressed to get wet – swim suits, sunglasses, and flip flops.

    Event activities include: Bo the Bubbleologist, water crafts, outdoor games, sidewalk chalk, and showing of award-winning documentary: Who Owns Water. Enter a drawing for a canoe trip for two.

    General Admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 6... read more

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