Elachee Nature Science Center, Gainesville

#13 of 13 in Things to do in Gainesville
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Elachee Nature Science Center, nestled in North Georgia's 1,440-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, is a private, independently operated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. For more than 37 years, this premier SACS/AdvancEd-accredited nature center has been instrumental in building environmental literacy for Georgians. Elachee serves tens of thousands of visitors annually through STEM-based environmental education classes for PreK-12 schools and quality educational experiences, Camp Elachee summer day camps, museum exhibits, 12 miles of pristine hiking trails and special programs for the public. The campus is also home to Elachee Nature Academy, the first State-licensed and SACS-accredited Nature Preschool and Nature Kindergarten-1st Grade programs in the Southeast. Elachee relies on earned income and tax-deductible donations, planned gifts, grants and fundraising events to fund operations.
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  • There are lots of trails for all skill and age levels. The nature center is well staffed with well informed volunteers.  more »
  • This is a wonderful gem in the Gainesville, Georgia, area. Tucked away in a wooded part of the state, Elachee has not only a great Nature Center for young children, but all types of trails. From...  more »
  • Great place to get outdoors. Clearly marked trails great indoor activities.
  • Excellent educational facility! Adults and kids:) live animals/reptiles, School field trips, classes, and amazing trails through the Chicopee Nature Preserve. The staff is so friendly, very informative and extremely enthusiastic! Highly recommend for anyone who enjoys naturešŸŒŸ

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