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

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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 & 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)


  • Spring Native Plant Sale at the Chattahoochee Nature Center's Green House

    Spring Native Plant Sale at the Chattahoochee Nature Center's Green House

    04/03/2015 - 04/11/2015

    Native Plants are more than just beautiful flowers! They add diversity, attract native insects, feed birds and mammals, and are easy to care for! Invite spring to your garden. You will find plants for every situation-from full sun to full shade, and herbs and veggies for the edible garden! Horticulturists and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer your plant questions! Browsing is free at the greenhouse, plant prices vary.

    *  Blooming native azaleas, trees and shrubs

    *  Wi... read more

  • Back to Your Roots Farm Fair

    Back to Your Roots Farm Fair

    04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015

    Get back to your roots at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, and enjoy the first days of spring as we celebrate Earth Month while playing in the dirt! We're putting together a brand new event focused on family fun and farm fundamentals. This event is sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation, the AJC and the City of Roswell.

    Learn about the farm-to-table movement; meet farm animals from Farmer Sue's The Art Barn; listen to live Bluegrass music; explore the Unity Garden to see beautiful vege... read more

  • River Canoe Adventures

    River Canoe Adventures

    05/02/2015 - 05/31/2015

    The Chattahoochee River is calling! Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a two-and-a-half hour paddle down the 'Hooch'. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides take you down river to see the sights and sounds of this river in the summer. Discover the plants and animals that call this area home and explore the river's backwaters as you re-imagine the river through a canoeing experience. This event is for ages 6 to adult. Registration begins April 15, 2015.

    Spec... read more

  • Rockin' at the River Gala

    Rockin' at the River Gala

    05/09/2015 - 05/09/2015

    "Light the Night" is the theme of this year's annual Rockin' at the River Gala to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The Board of Trustees Committee is co-hosted by Harriette Hoyt and Seth Chapman with a dedicated team of trustees working to raise critical funds in support of this private non-profit environmental education natural science facility that has served the metro Atlanta region for 39 years. The event kicks off with an exclusive Patron and VIP Reception and extensive Silent Au... 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