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Want to discover more about the watershed or new ways to enjoy? Check below for upcoming adult programming opportunities.

Mar 30, 2017 (Thu) 4:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
Spring Native Plant Sale – CNC Members Only

Members-Only: March 30, 4–7 PM
Public: March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 10 AM–5 PM
April 2, 12 pm – 5 pm

Attract butterflies, pollinators, birds and more to your garden by adding native plants. Going native provides a wealth of benefits to your space, including privacy, beauty, blossoms, food, and homes to our wide diversity of animals. Over 120 species of plants available, and Horticulturists and knowledgeable volunteers on site to help you plant the garden of your dreams. Herbs and veggies for the edible garden and more. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Spring Native Plant Sale. Free Admission to the garden area.

Mar 31, 2017

This event is running from Fri, March 31, 2017 until Sat, April 8, 2017.

Spring Native Plant Sale

Members-Only: March 30, 4–7 PM
Public: March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 10 AM–5 PM
April 2, 12 pm – 5 pm

Attract butterflies, pollinators, birds and more to your garden by adding native plants. Going native provides a wealth of benefits to your space, including privacy, beauty, blossoms, food, and homes to our wide diversity of animals. Over 120 species of plants available, and Horticulturists and knowledgeable volunteers on site to help you plant the garden of your dreams. Herbs and veggies for the edible garden and more. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Spring Native Plant Sale. Free Admission to the garden area.

Apr 01, 2017

This event is running from Fri, March 31, 2017 until Sat, April 8, 2017.

Spring Native Plant Sale

Members-Only: March 30, 4–7 PM
Public: March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 10 AM–5 PM
April 2, 12 pm – 5 pm

Attract butterflies, pollinators, birds and more to your garden by adding native plants. Going native provides a wealth of benefits to your space, including privacy, beauty, blossoms, food, and homes to our wide diversity of animals. Over 120 species of plants available, and Horticulturists and knowledgeable volunteers on site to help you plant the garden of your dreams. Herbs and veggies for the edible garden and more. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Spring Native Plant Sale. Free Admission to the garden area.

Apr 01, 2017 (Sat) 8:00 am -- 10:00 am
Bird Walk with Atlanta Audubon Society

Join CNC and the Atlanta Audubon Society for a Spring birding field trip. Be on the lookout for Spring migrants and permanent resident birds of the river and forest. Ages 12+.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 01, 2017 (Sat) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Woodland Restoration Project

Come help us restore the woodlands. We will be working to remove invasive English ivy and privet in and around our woodlands in order to encourage native plant restoration.  Please contact us to reserve a spot for your family or group.  Ages 5 – Adult; Register by March 27th by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator.

Apr 02, 2017

This event is running from Fri, March 31, 2017 until Sat, April 8, 2017.

Spring Native Plant Sale

Members-Only: March 30, 4–7 PM
Public: March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 10 AM–5 PM
April 2, 12 pm – 5 pm

Attract butterflies, pollinators, birds and more to your garden by adding native plants. Going native provides a wealth of benefits to your space, including privacy, beauty, blossoms, food, and homes to our wide diversity of animals. Over 120 species of plants available, and Horticulturists and knowledgeable volunteers on site to help you plant the garden of your dreams. Herbs and veggies for the edible garden and more. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Spring Native Plant Sale. Free Admission to the garden area.

Apr 07, 2017

This event is running from Fri, March 31, 2017 until Sat, April 8, 2017.

Spring Native Plant Sale

Members-Only: March 30, 4–7 PM
Public: March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 10 AM–5 PM
April 2, 12 pm – 5 pm

Attract butterflies, pollinators, birds and more to your garden by adding native plants. Going native provides a wealth of benefits to your space, including privacy, beauty, blossoms, food, and homes to our wide diversity of animals. Over 120 species of plants available, and Horticulturists and knowledgeable volunteers on site to help you plant the garden of your dreams. Herbs and veggies for the edible garden and more. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Spring Native Plant Sale. Free Admission to the garden area.

Apr 07, 2017 (Fri) 4:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
Spring Break River Canoe Trip

Bring the family out on our first canoe trip of the year- an adventure down the river to explore the sights and sounds of spring. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Register by April 5.  

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 08, 2017

This event is running from Fri, March 31, 2017 until Sat, April 8, 2017.

Spring Native Plant Sale

Members-Only: March 30, 4–7 PM
Public: March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 10 AM–5 PM
April 2, 12 pm – 5 pm

Attract butterflies, pollinators, birds and more to your garden by adding native plants. Going native provides a wealth of benefits to your space, including privacy, beauty, blossoms, food, and homes to our wide diversity of animals. Over 120 species of plants available, and Horticulturists and knowledgeable volunteers on site to help you plant the garden of your dreams. Herbs and veggies for the edible garden and more. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Spring Native Plant Sale. Free Admission to the garden area.

Apr 15, 2017 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 2:00 pm
Painting on a Gold Leaf & Collage Surface

Join artist Alle Craig, president of the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, for a floral-inspired collage workshop.  During this workshop you will prepare a unique surface with gold leaf and collage, and then paint a flower, bird or butterfly on this exciting new surface.

Alle opened her own business, “Alle’s Art Gallery and Framing” in 1974 in Dodge City, Kansas and was successful until selling the business and moving to Marietta, Georgia in 2007. She has taught art lessons to all ages, nearly all of her adult life and takes great joy in sharing art with others. She has experience teaching a wide variety of techniques utilizing many different types of media to all age groups. She has developed this gold leaf collage technique to create a unique painting surface that all ages and skill levels can do. She is president of Roswell Fine Arts Alliance and is a member of Southeastern Pastel Society. $75 General Public/$65 CNC Members (includes 1 canvas and collage materials); Registration required by April 10th

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 22, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm
Earth Day Canoeing: Shooting Stars on the River

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than getting outside? Enjoy a 2 ½ hour paddle down the Chattahoochee River with our experienced and knowledgeable canoe guides. After the paddle, join us around the campfire as we watch for shooting stars during the peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower.

Feel free to bring a picnic dinner! All equipment will be provided. Ages 21+; $40 General Public/$30 Members (price per person); Register by April 20.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 22, 2017 (Sat) 6:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
The Songs of Trees – David Haskell Book Reading and Signing

Join Atlanta Audubon Society (AAS) and CNC in an exclusive event of Atlanta Audubon’s Atlanta Bird Fest as author David Haskell reads excerpts  from his new book The Songs of Trees. This new book shares Haskell’s experience as he repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world, exploring the trees’ connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants.Books are available for purchase. $15 General Public/$10 CNC or AAS Members; Reserve tickets online beginning March 1 at www.atlantaaudubon.org or by phone at 678-973-2437.

Apr 22, 2017 (Sat) 7:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Night Hike & Campfire

Celebrate Earth Day at night. Join our expert naturalists for a night hike through our forest. We’ll explore the sounds and sights of the forest floor. Your evening with us also includes an animal encounter and a relaxing campfire. All Ages; $15 General Public/$10 CNC Members. Register by April 20 to save $2.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 23, 2017 (Sun) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sun, April 23, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

River Canoe Trips on the Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee River is calling! Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour

paddle down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides lead the way on the river to see the sights and sounds of Spring time. 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. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 27, 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Wes Yoakam

Sunset Sips - Wes Yoakam

April’s opening act is Wes Yoakam, who will be sure to have you on your feet and singing, or at least bobbing your head along to some of the best acoustic covers of everything from current pop to classic rock.

The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2017 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 4th Thursday of every month from April to September (except July).

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 27, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
The Nature Club: Weather with National Weather Service Meteorologist Dave Nadler

Dave Nadler will talk about weather in general, specifically the hazardous weather that can impact much of north and central Georgia every year.

Join us for The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. If you have topics of interest or speaker suggestions, please let us know! Ages 16 – Adult, $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Registration is not required, but you may visit our  on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 28, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

Apr 29, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

Apr 29, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sun, April 23, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

River Canoe Trips on the Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee River is calling! Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour

paddle down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides lead the way on the river to see the sights and sounds of Spring time. 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. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 30, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

Apr 30, 2017 (Sun) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sun, April 23, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

River Canoe Trips on the Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee River is calling! Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour

paddle down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides lead the way on the river to see the sights and sounds of Spring time. 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. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 01, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 02, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 03, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 04, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 05, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 06, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Woodland Restoration Project

Come help us restore the woodlands. We will be working to remove invasive English ivy and privet in and around our woodlands in order to encourage native plant restoration.  Please contact us to reserve a spot for your family or group.  Ages 5 – Adult; Register by May 4th by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator.

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 07, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 07, 2017 (Sun) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 08, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 09, 2017

This event is running from Fri, April 28, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Members Save 15%

Pre-purchase April 28-May 9; Pick up in store May 12-14

Fill your feeders with Cole’s premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 12, 2017

This event is running from Fri, May 12, 2017 until Sun, May 14, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Pick Up

Time to pick up your pre-ordered Cole’s premium birdseed. If you forgot to place your order, don’t worry!!! Additional birdseed will be available in the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 13, 2017

This event is running from Fri, May 12, 2017 until Sun, May 14, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Pick Up

Time to pick up your pre-ordered Cole’s premium birdseed. If you forgot to place your order, don’t worry!!! Additional birdseed will be available in the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 13, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 am -- 11:00 am
Birding Canoe Trip

Happy International Migratory Bird Day! Commune with our birding experts as they explore the hidden backwaters along the Chattahoochee River – a treat for birders of any skill-level. Some binoculars are available to borrow, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Ages 14+; Advanced registration required; $40 General Public/$30 Members (price per person).

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 13, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 13, 2017 (Sat) 6:30 pm -- 11:00 pm
Rockin’ at the River

Enjoy an evening of food, music, drinks and dancing on the beautifully lit grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  Don’t miss the unique experiences in our live and silent auctions.  All proceeds support CNC’s efforts to connect people to nature and preserve our vital water source the Chattahoochee River.  Individual tickets, patron tickets and sponsorship available.

Visit the Rockin’ at the River website for more information or call 770-992-2055 x226.

May 14, 2017

This event is running from Fri, May 12, 2017 until Sun, May 14, 2017.

Spring Bird Seed Fundraiser: Pick Up

Time to pick up your pre-ordered Cole’s premium birdseed. If you forgot to place your order, don’t worry!!! Additional birdseed will be available in the Nature Store. Don’t forget CNC members save 15% on all birdseed!

May 14, 2017 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Mother’s Day Paddle

Celebrate Mom (and Grandma!) with an afternoon canoe trip for the whole family. Let’s paddle to the playgrounds at Riverside Park for a little R&R, but be careful – to beat the heat we’ll be distributing water squirters! Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members (price per person); Register by May 11.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 14, 2017 (Sun) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 20, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 21, 2017 (Sun) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 25, 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Heidi Pollyea

Heidi Pollyea, an Atlanta, Georgia based singer/songwriter, describes her special brand of music as “funky folk.” She performs on both piano and guitar and is influenced by jazz, gospel, pop, R&B and country.

The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2017 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 4th Thursday of every month from April to September (except July).

May 25, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
The Nature Club: Climate Change with Geologist Bill Witherspoon

The good news about today’s challenge posed by burning fossil fuels, according to Witherspoon, is that there is a plausible path to phasing them out before a catastrophe is set in stone. Dr. Witherspoon will set the framework with examples from Earth history when changes in the atmosphere and oceans challenged and shaped Earth’s capacity to support life.

Join us for The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. If you have topics of interest or speaker suggestions, please let us know! Ages 16 – Adult, $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Registration is not required, but you may visit our  on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 26, 2017 (Fri) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Date Night on the River

It is going to be a long summer, so get a babysitter and come relax with us on this adult-only evening paddle. We’ll open up the grounds early so you can bring a picnic dinner, and then our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip. Ages 21+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Register by May 25.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 27, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 28, 2017 (Sun) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 29, 2017 (Mon) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Memorial Day River Canoe Trip

Take advantage of this day off with a relaxing trip on the Chattahoochee River. Join our naturalist for a morning paddle and we’ll get you back in time to prepare for any summer kick-off cookouts. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members (price per person); Register by May 26.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 03, 2017

This event is running from Sat, June 3, 2017 until Sun, June 4, 2017.

18th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Saturday, June 3, 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday, June 4, 12 pm – 5 pm

The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when the air fills with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies! Join us for this very important fundraising event for the Chattahoochee Nature Center!

  • Live Butterfly Releases and Butterfly Encounter
  • Host and Nectar Plants available for Sale
  • Crafts, Face Painting, Fairy Houses, Sidewalk Art, Vendors
  • Food Trucks and Cold Treats
  • Entertainment

A great event to kick off summer and create amazing memories!

$12 General Public and $8 CNC Members

Jun 04, 2017

This event is running from Sat, June 3, 2017 until Sun, June 4, 2017.

18th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Saturday, June 3, 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday, June 4, 12 pm – 5 pm

The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when the air fills with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies! Join us for this very important fundraising event for the Chattahoochee Nature Center!

  • Live Butterfly Releases and Butterfly Encounter
  • Host and Nectar Plants available for Sale
  • Crafts, Face Painting, Fairy Houses, Sidewalk Art, Vendors
  • Food Trucks and Cold Treats
  • Entertainment

A great event to kick off summer and create amazing memories!

$12 General Public and $8 CNC Members

Jun 05, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 06, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 07, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 08, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 09, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 10, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 11, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 12, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 13, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 14, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 15, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 16, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 17, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 17, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 am -- 10:00 am
Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Help support the wildlife and programs at the Chattahoochee Nature Center by running in the Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run!

The 39th Annual Possum Trot 10K takes place on a flat, fast and scenic course along the scenic banks of the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, GA to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center, a private non-profit education facility dedicated to connecting people to nature.  This is a fun, summer run and an Atlanta tradition for 39 years that is an Official AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Event.  The race is limited to 1,500 runners so register early to ensure your spot! This is a point-to-point course with beautiful views of the CRNRA.  The race starts along Willeo Road, turns on to Azalea Road and loops back once, ending at the entrance of the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a post-race awards party including music, swag and awards for 13 age groups.

Event details and schedule: 10K with a start time of 7 AM – $30 pre-registration, $40 race day; Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run with a start time of 7:10 AM – $15; Team/Family Discount: Receive a $3 discount per participant with minimum of 4 members.  Registration: Includes white, cotton blend t-shirt, Great SWAG Bag, post-race awards party at CNCs Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion and FREE admission to CNC on race day.

Sign up: Online at ACTIVE.com, at any Big Peach Running Store location (Visit bigpeachrunningco.com for store location information), at CNC or via Mail: Make checks payable to Chattahoochee Nature Center and mail to: P.O. Box 769769, Roswell, GA 30076. Early Packet Pickup: June 16 from 11 AM – 6 PM at the Big Peach Running Co. (Marietta location only).

Jun 18, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 19, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 20, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 21, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 22, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 22, 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Sainte Jane

June’s performer is Sainte Jane, which is the lovely two piece band – Lauren St. Jane and Jeremy Ezell. Their performances will bring you notes of Lucinda Williams, Linda Rondstat, and Bonnie Raitt. From the southern roots of Georgia comes Lauren St. Jane with her own combination of country swagger and Americana rock.

The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2017 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 4th Thursday of every month from April to September (except July).

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 22, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, June 22, 2017 until Thu, October 26, 2017.

The Nature Club Dine and Discover

The Nature Club

Join us for The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. If you have topics of interest or speaker suggestions, please let us know! Ages 16 – Adult, $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Registration is not required, but you may visit our  on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 23, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 24, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 25, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 26, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 27, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 28, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 29, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 30, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 01, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 02, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 03, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 04, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 05, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 06, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 07, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 08, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 09, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 10, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 11, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 12, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 13, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 14, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 15, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 16, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 17, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 18, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 19, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 20, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 21, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 22, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 23, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 24, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 25, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 26, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 27, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 27, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, June 22, 2017 until Thu, October 26, 2017.

The Nature Club Dine and Discover

The Nature Club

Join us for The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. If you have topics of interest or speaker suggestions, please let us know! Ages 16 – Adult, $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Registration is not required, but you may visit our  on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 28, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 29, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 30, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 31, 2017

This event is running from Mon, June 5, 2017 until Mon, July 31, 2017.

Butterfly Encounter

Open Daily until 4:30 pm

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 5 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Aug 24, 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Electromatics

Come and listen to the Electromatics and enjoy red hot blues, jazz and americana.

The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2017 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 4th Thursday of every month from April to September (except July).

Aug 24, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, June 22, 2017 until Thu, October 26, 2017.

The Nature Club Dine and Discover

The Nature Club

Join us for The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. If you have topics of interest or speaker suggestions, please let us know! Ages 16 – Adult, $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Registration is not required, but you may visit our  on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Sep 14, 2017
Corporate Eco Challenge
The Corporate Eco Challenge is a scavenger/Amazing Race type event designed to provide Atlanta corporations with a team building opportunity that not only creates a fun atmosphere for strengthening teams, but also provides an environmental learning opportunity about one of Atlanta’s most precious resources, the Chattahoochee River and watershed.
To sign up your company to participate you may contact DeAnn Fordham at 770-992-2055 x226 or by email or Peggy Reiling at 770-992-2055 x245 or by email.  You may also find more information on the Corporate Eco Challenge page.
Sep 21, 2017 (Thu) 4:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
Fall Native Plant Sale: CNC Members Only

Members Only:  Thursday, September 21, 4-7 pm

General Public Sale:  Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 10 AM – 5 PM

Fall is the PERFECT time for planting! A long cold winter enables plants to develop dense root systems for strong healthy growth in the spring. Native plants adapt easily, require less maintenance, and exhibit lower pest loads. All proceeds support gardens, education, and conservation by the Horticulture department.  Horticulturists and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer all your plant questions.  Purchase Beautyberries, Azaleas, Hazelnuts, Buckeyes Ferns, Foamflowers, Groundcovers, Evergreens, and a variety of Butterfly-Attractors in Full Bloom plus Veggies for your winter harvest.

Our Fall Native Plant Sale takes place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Greenhouse. Admission is free to the horticulture area and the sale is a great way to meet Master Gardeners who can give you advice for your garden questions. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Fall Native Plant Sale

Sep 22, 2017 (Fri) 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, September 22, 2017 until Sat, September 23, 2017.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Members Only:  Thursday, September 21, 4-7 pm

General Public Sale:  Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 10 AM – 5 PM

Fall is the PERFECT time for planting! A long cold winter enables plants to develop dense root systems for strong healthy growth in the spring. Native plants adapt easily, require less maintenance, and exhibit lower pest loads. All proceeds support gardens, education, and conservation by the Horticulture department.  Horticulturists and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer all your plant questions.  Purchase Beautyberries, Azaleas, Hazelnuts, Buckeyes Ferns, Foamflowers, Groundcovers, Evergreens, and a variety of Butterfly-Attractors in Full Bloom plus Veggies for your winter harvest.

Our Fall Native Plant Sale takes place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Greenhouse. Admission is free to the horticulture area and the sale is a great way to meet Master Gardeners who can give you advice for your garden questions. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Fall Native Plant Sale

Sep 23, 2017 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, September 22, 2017 until Sat, September 23, 2017.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Members Only:  Thursday, September 21, 4-7 pm

General Public Sale:  Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 10 AM – 5 PM

Fall is the PERFECT time for planting! A long cold winter enables plants to develop dense root systems for strong healthy growth in the spring. Native plants adapt easily, require less maintenance, and exhibit lower pest loads. All proceeds support gardens, education, and conservation by the Horticulture department.  Horticulturists and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer all your plant questions.  Purchase Beautyberries, Azaleas, Hazelnuts, Buckeyes Ferns, Foamflowers, Groundcovers, Evergreens, and a variety of Butterfly-Attractors in Full Bloom plus Veggies for your winter harvest.

Our Fall Native Plant Sale takes place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Greenhouse. Admission is free to the horticulture area and the sale is a great way to meet Master Gardeners who can give you advice for your garden questions. Contact 770-992-2055 x229 with your questions about our horticulture division.

Follow the signs to the greenhouse and enjoy the Fall Native Plant Sale

Sep 28, 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Crooked Wits

September’s performer is Crooked Wits. The members of Crooked Wits originally met in Clinton, South Carolina at Presbyterian College and influences of the band include Van Morrison, Dave Matthews, and Old Crow Medicine Show.

The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2017 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This is a laid back, family friendly series and CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, a cash bar and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! Sunset Sips will happen the 4th Thursday of every month from April to September (except July).

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Sep 28, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, June 22, 2017 until Thu, October 26, 2017.

The Nature Club Dine and Discover

The Nature Club

Join us for The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. If you have topics of interest or speaker suggestions, please let us know! Ages 16 – Adult, $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Registration is not required, but you may visit our  on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Oct 26, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, June 22, 2017 until Thu, October 26, 2017.

The Nature Club Dine and Discover

The Nature Club

Join us for The Nature Club monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. The Nature Club meets the 4th Thursday of each month January to October. If you have topics of interest or speaker suggestions, please let us know! Ages 16 – Adult, $10 general public/$5 CNC members.

Registration is not required, but you may visit our  on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Dec 02, 2017 (Sat) 12:00 pm -- 5:00 pm
Back to Nature Holiday Market

The holiday season is quickly approaching! Are you looking for a way to fulfill your gift giving needs and support your local artisans? Come to our Holiday Market and check out our 40+ local vendors that are selling their hand-made and/or eco-friendly goods.  It’s a wonderful way to purchase unique presents that you wouldn’t typically find in retail stores and embrace your community.

(This free event is CNC’s holiday gift to the community)