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Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell

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The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a private, non-profit environmental education facility in Roswell, Georgia. Located on 127 acres (0.51 km2) adjacent to the Chattahoochee River, the nature center focuses on educational outreach through the use of live flora and fauna. The mission of the Chattahoochee Nature Center is to connect people to nature.

An on-site wildlife clinic operates at the center for the rehabilitation and release of reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey. Animals that can not be released back into the wild remain on-site or are transferred to other facilities that need them for educational purposes. Many are utilized in displays or for community outreach programs.

Local species of native plants are housed and grown in the center's greenhouse and nursery. You can see native plants throughout the grounds in the gardens and purchase native plants two times a year at the native plant sales. The Unity Garden also provides fresh produce to the North Fulton Community Charities all year long.

The Chattahoochee Nature Center also offers a popular day camp for Summer, Winter, and Spring Breaks. The camp was recently voted Nickelodeon's Parent's Pick, Best Day Camp for Big Kids.

The Nature Center opened its new interpretive center in June 2009. The building, designed by Lord, Aeck & Sargent is LEED-certified, and the exhibits, designed by AldrichPears Associates, bring to life the important, necessary and timely story of understanding and protecting the Chattahoochee River watershed. The Center houses exciting experiential exhibits, a 65-seat high-definition theater, a rooftop terrace garden for community activities and a Nature Exchange.
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  • All of it. This was my first time zip lining. Was a little scared with the first zipline but after that it was all good. Our guides we're great!!! I enjoyed every bit of it we did the combo so I...  more »
  • We attended a wedding here and it couldn’t have been more beautiful. The ceremony was outdoors in a beautiful setting. CNC coordinates all the details and make sure everything goes well. The...  more »
  • We have a membership here and visit regularly. It is relaxing with nice hiking trails. The kids love camp kingfisher more than anything! It’s worth the money for an awesome week during the summer. The nature exchange is very cool as well. The board walk goes for quite aways now and there are always interesting things to see. Bring some food and plenty of water and hang out!
  • Great facility, nice trails. I became a member this year with my 2.5 yr old and he loves coming here. They have some animals to see downstairs:fish, turtles, a possum, and a gecko. And lots of books, plus items to look at under a microscope. They also have a few small toys littler ones can play with. And a mini museum style area to learn about water systems. They have trails, some of which are paved and stroller friendly (although some hills) that take you to about 10 aviaries with birds of prey. There are also hiking trails that are dirt surface. I believe it's $10 for an adult to come visit, so not bad if you're going to spend a few hours there. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.

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