The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) in Roswell, GA is located on the Chattahoochee River. It's a beautiful place for kids and parents to learn about our local ecosystem, wildlife rescue, and conservation efforts. The property houses turtles, snakes, a beaver, and birds of prey, and you can explore gardens, hiking trails, a boardwalk, and a pond. CNC offers both free and paid daily activities, special events, hiking, school vacation and summer break camps, and a Nature Exchange.
9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075
Locations, Directions, and Parking
Chattahoochee Nature Center is on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, a short drive from downtown Roswell.
From Roswell Road heading north, turn left on Azalea Drive. Turn left at the second traffic light on Willeo Drive. Chattahoochee Nature Center will be on your right. CNC's website has more detailed directions.
Parking is free.
Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, noon - 5:00 p.m.
$5 children 3-12
Children 2 and under are free.
For $80, parents and children under 18 get unlimited admission, as well as free guest passes and discounts on special events.
About Chattahoochee Nature Center
- Daily Activities
CNC offers many activities that are free with admission, such as animal encounters, creature features, and guided hikes. See the calendar for current offerings. Some activities require an extra fee.
- Special Events
Throughout the year, CNC hosts a number of family activities. River canoe trips guided by naturalists, the butterfly festival, a backyard campout, and a Halloween night hike are some of the yearly highlights.
Six beautiful trails crisscross the 147 acres of Chattahoochee Nature Center. Five are wooded trails that have pond, garden, and forest views, while the River Boardwalk Trail weaves along the Chattahoochee River.
- Camps and Birthday Parties
CNC's Camp Kingfisher is highly acclaimed. Sessions run throughout the summer and focus on nature, arts and crafts, games, hiking, canoeing, and swimming. Ages Kindergarten - 9th grade may attend.
During September, December, February, and April school vacations, CNC also offers day camps.
If your child is a nature lover, you can book a birthday party at CNC. Several different packages are available.
- Nature Exchange
The Nature Exchange is an innovative, interactive area that kids love. It contains thousands of natural artifacts, from sharks' teeth to volcanic rock to shells. Kids can explore them onsite, but they can also earn points to take them home. The primary way to earn points is by bringing in natural items from their own backyards (no nests, eggs, or feathers, though). They can trade them in and get points for Nature Exchange items. To earn more points, kids can research and write about the natural items from their backyard. They can also earn points by participating in the CNC reading program.