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Feb 24, 2017

This event is running from Wed, February 1, 2017 until Tue, February 28, 2017.

Falling Snowflakes

img360Throughout February

Snowflakes fall from the sky, sometimes fast, and sometimes slower. Get ready to experiment with snowflake shapes and study which of our snowflakes falls fastest. Nature Exchange naturalists will even have a public chart where you can share your results.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 24, 2017

This event is running from Sun, January 1, 2017 until Tue, February 28, 2017.

Winter Indoor Scavenger Hunts

image-70December – February
Each month, stop by Nature Exchange and pick up our themed indoor scavenger hunt. The more items you find, the more NEX points you can earn!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 24, 2017

This event is running from Sat, January 7, 2017 until Tue, February 28, 2017.

ECO TINKER: Interactive Exhibits

eco-tinker_feathers-1Bundle up and head outdoors for our nature-inspired tech and tinker stations – 5 stations where you can experiment and explore. From snowflakes to feathers, igloos to trees, there’s plenty to play with while you learn at our STEM stations.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 24, 2017

This event is running from Wed, February 1, 2017 until Tue, February 28, 2017.

Snowflakes under ‘Scopes

img370Throughout February

The beauty of snowflakes is revealed under microscopes in the Nature Exchange. Peek into the scope to see some of the structures that make snowflakes so magical.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 24, 2017

This event is running from Thu, December 1, 2016 until Tue, February 28, 2017.

Georgia Nature Photographers Association Exhibit

originalfail.cdrThe Georgia Nature Photographers present this quarter’s gallery hanging that highlights award-winning photography taken throughout the state. Works are available for purchase.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 24, 2017

This event is running from Wed, February 1, 2017 until Tue, February 28, 2017.

Ice, Ice Baby

img219Throughout February

Did you know that there are numerous ways water forms crystals? Did you ever wonder why no two snowflakes look the same? Stop by our Ice Crystal Station to see some of the shapes that make up snowflakes.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 24, 2017

This event is running from Thu, December 1, 2016 until Tue, February 28, 2017.

Winter Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

boyandwaterDecember – February

This quarter, we will be searching for the sights and sounds of winter along one of our forested trails. Start in Nature Exchange to pick up a scavenger hunt and earn NEX points for each find!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 24, 2017 (Fri) 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm

This event is running from Mon, February 20, 2017 until Fri, February 24, 2017.

February Break Activities

image-311Craft week is back! Join us daily in the Cowie-Weiss Theatre for a wintry craft each day. Parent participation is welcomed!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 24, 2017 (Fri) 2:00 pm -- 2:30 pm

This event is running from Thu, December 3, 2015 until Fri, December 29, 2017.

Creature Feature

IMG_0407-300x200Join us every Thursday and Friday at 2 pm for Creature Feature!  Meet one of our native, resident animals with a CNC Naturalist.  Each month will be a different theme so Creature Feature is always exciting! Location will vary so check with admissions desk when you arrive!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 25, 2017 (Sat) 11:30 am -- 12:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, June 6, 2015 until Sat, December 30, 2017.

The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River

chattahoocheeThis 22-minute fi­lm will lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the Chattahoochee River and its surrounding watershed. The film brings together 15 voices from environmental groups, government agencies and the private sector. It gives viewers the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and initiatives that are keeping our river healthy and providing access and programs for our citizens.  Recommended age to view the film is 10 and up.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 25, 2017 (Sat) 1:00 pm -- 1:30 pm

This event is running from Sat, June 4, 2016 until Sun, December 31, 2017.

Trail Hike

Explore the trails of the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a docent led walk through the forest or wetland.  The walks are suitable for all ages and will include stops to explore the Chattahoochee Watershed and learn about the plants and animals.  Hands on biofacts will be available to enhance the experience.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 25, 2017 (Sat) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Wetland Restoration Project

wetland2Come help us restore the wetlands!  We will be working to remove invasive Chinese privet and other non-natives in and around our wetlands in order to encourage native plant restoration.

These events have a 20 person maximum and fill up early!  Ages 5 – Adult; Registration required and open until Feb 17, or until event has filled. To reserve your spot, email our Volunteer Coordinator

Feb 25, 2017 (Sat) 3:30 pm -- 4:00 pm

This event is running from Sun, June 7, 2015 until Sun, December 31, 2017.

The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River

chattahoocheeThis 22-minute fi­lm will lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the Chattahoochee River and its surrounding watershed. The film brings together 15 voices from environmental groups, government agencies and the private sector. It gives viewers the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and initiatives that are keeping our river healthy and providing access and programs for our citizens.  Recommended age to view the film is 10 and up.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 25, 2017 (Sat) 4:00 pm -- 4:30 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 9, 2015 until Sat, December 30, 2017.

Wildlife Feeding Time

image-97Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of our resident animals as our Wildlife Department feeds them!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 26, 2017 (Sun) 12:30 pm -- 1:00 pm

This event is running from Sun, June 7, 2015 until Sun, December 31, 2017.

The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River

chattahoocheeThis 22-minute fi­lm will lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the Chattahoochee River and its surrounding watershed. The film brings together 15 voices from environmental groups, government agencies and the private sector. It will give viewers the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and initiatives that are keeping our river healthy and providing access and programs for our citizens.  Recommended age to view the film is 10 and up.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Feb 26, 2017 (Sun) 4:00 pm -- 4:30 pm

This event is running from Sun, May 10, 2015 until Sun, December 31, 2017.

Animal Encounter

opossumencounterLearn about the native wildlife living at CNC through a 30-minute live animal presentation with one of our naturalists or docents.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 01, 2017

This event is running from Wed, March 1, 2017 until Fri, March 31, 2017.

Echolocation Zone

Many animals use echolocation to communicate underwater. Head outdoors to explore this communication method. An “Echo Zone” is set up for you to play a game with your family and friends.
(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 01, 2017
Registration Opens for Spring Break Camp

Registration for Spring Break Camp opens at 10 am. Visit the Camp Kingfisher page for more information about Spring Break Camp!

Mar 01, 2017

This event is running from Wed, March 1, 2017 until Fri, March 31, 2017.

SS Beaver Tail

Our play canoe will be ready for you to pretend-paddle, as well as learn about beaver communications! Did you know beavers slap their tails to talk to each other? Come find out why and what it means in the  Nature Exchange.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 01, 2017

This event is running from Wed, March 1, 2017 until Fri, March 31, 2017.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

You’ll have to look up high for this month’s scavenger hunt – macro-invertebrates will be floating above your head, just like it would be if you were a small organism underwater. Learn to ID these creatures in our scavenger hunt and earn NEX points for each ID.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 01, 2017 (Wed) 10:30 am -- 11:30 am

This event is running from Wed, September 2, 2015 until Wed, December 6, 2017.

Story Time by the River

Lisa S storytime for Grandparents day 2013CNC storytellers will encourage your child’s participation by acting out the movements and sounds of storybook characters. With nature crafts, stories, songs and your child’s participation, we’ll make the best nature stories come alive.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 01, 2017 (Wed) 1:00 pm -- 1:30 pm

This event is running from Wed, March 1, 2017 until Wed, May 31, 2017.

The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River

This 22-minute fi­lm will lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the Chattahoochee River and its surrounding watershed. The film brings together 15 voices from environmental groups, government agencies and the private sector. It will give viewers the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and initiatives that are keeping our river healthy and providing access and programs for our citizens.  Recommended age to view the film is 10 and up.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 04, 2017 (Sat) 3:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, March 4, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

Trail Hike

Explore the trails of the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a docent led walk through the forest or wetland.  The walks are suitable for all ages and will include stops to explore the Chattahoochee Watershed and learn about the plants and animals.  Hands on biofacts will be available to enhance the experience.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 12, 2017 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 5:00 pm
Environmental Science Merit Badge

While earning this badge, our Certified Merit Badge Counselor will give the scouts a taste of what it is like to be an environmental scientist, making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world. Ages 14+; Register by March 9 (space is limited); $35 per scout.

To register email scheduling@chattnaturecenter.org or call 770-992-2055 x237 to register. Learn more about Girl and Boy Scout programs offered at the CNC by emailing the Community Programs Coordinator at m.gialanella@chattnaturecenter.org.

Mar 12, 2017 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Wetland Restoration Project

Come help us restore the wetlands. We will be working to remove Chinese privet and other non-natives in and around our wetlands in order to encourage native plant restoration. Please contact CNC to reserve a spot for your family or group.  Ages 5 – Adult; Register by March 6th by emailing the Volunteer Coordinator.

Mar 13, 2017 (Mon) 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm

This event is running from Mon, October 10, 2016 until Mon, May 8, 2017.

Homeschool Science Monday

Journal 4Join us in the Nature Exchange monthly for themed programming designed with your homeschool learner in mind.  Our knowledgeable volunteers and staff, 127 acres, and resources are here to help you expand and enhance your curriculum.  This station-learning format is open to ages 5 -13.  Enjoy a mini-lesson followed by hands-on activities and take-home projects that connect month to month.  Different themes each month. Monthly, September to May.

November 14: Healthy Habitats
December 12: We Are All Connected (food webs)
January 9: Star Light Star Bright (astronomy)
February 13: Up And Down, And All Around The Earth (water cycle)
March 13: Your Forecast Is…Weather!
April 10: Wonderful Wetlands
May 8: Raptors, Reptiles and Rehab!

Please remember to bring a each month a nature journal or notebook, pencil, reusable water bottle, dress for the weather and a mind that’s ready to explore and learn!

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator or call 770-992-2055 x238.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 14, 2017 (Tue) 9:45 am -- 11:00 am

This event is running from Tue, March 14, 2017 until Tue, May 9, 2017.

Pee-Wee Naturalists Spring Series

Bring your little nature lovers to a class where they will be able to explore the sights and sounds of the forest’s Spring awakening. We will leave no stone unturned as we scout the woods and come up with questions to ask Mother Nature. Ages 3 – 4; $60 General Public/$45 CNC Members (price per child, adult helper required and admitted free); Register by March 9.

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.

Mar 18, 2017

This event is running from Sat, March 18, 2017 until Wed, May 31, 2017.

Forest Fairy House Trail

Sponsored by Northside Hospital

Back by popular demand, our fairies have been busy building all new fairy houses for our Homestead Trail and Kingfisher Pond Trail this spring. More than a dozen whimsical works line our trails – slow down as you search for the fairy houses made from tiny natural objects. You can even earn Nature Exchange points as you find them along the way, just pick up a scavenger hunt. Get imaginative with us this spring and perhaps create your own Fairy House in our Free Play Area while you are here!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 18, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Water Drop Dash 5K and Festival

WATERDROPThe 5th annual Water Drop Dash 5K and Fun Run encourages metro Atlanta residents to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems during the annual EPA WaterSense Fix a Leak Week held March 20-26, 2017.

In an average year, American homes can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks. That’s enough water to fill two six-person hot tubs!

REGISTER ONLINE or at any Big Peach Store or mail to CNC – PO Box 769769, Roswell, GA 30076. Registration is limited – please register early to ensure your spot! Official commemorative technical t-shirts will be distributed to all 5K and Kid’s Fun Run finishers at the post-race Water Festival after crossing the finish line and presenting your race number.

Fast and flat along the banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River, it is an ideal course to qualify for Atlanta’s signature Peachtree Road Race and therefore, has attracted capacity crowds each year.  The race begins and ends at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join us for this chance to run with a toilet, and meet people who care about stewardship for our river on Saturday, March 18 at the Water Drop Dash 5K Race and Festival. #waterdropdash

Mar 19, 2017 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm
STARLAB

Come to CNC’s inflatable planetarium and get a sneak peek observing the new spring sky. Learn about many constellations right before your eyes. Two 25-minute presentations. Please note, STARLAB is in complete darkness at times. Two, 25-minute sessions; Ages 6+

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Mar 23, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
The Nature Club: Atlanta’s Old Growth Forest with Kathryn Kolb

The Nature Club: Atlanta’s Old Growth Forest with Kathryn Kolb

Thursday, March 23, 7–9 PM

Kathryn shows how the accidents of history spared many forested areas and how you can learn to identify these special places in your neighborhood or perhaps even in your own backyard.

Join us for our monthly potluck and mingle with folks with similar interests. Then join our speaker at 7:30. 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.

Mar 23, 2017 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, March 23, 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.

Mar 31, 2017 (Fri) 4:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
Spring Native Plant Sale – CNC Members Only

Members-Only: March 31, 4–7 PM
Public: April 1, 7, 8, 10 AM–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) 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, April 1, 2017 until Sat, April 8, 2017.

Spring Native Plant Sale

Members-Only: March 31, 4–7 PM
Public: April 1, 7, 8, 10 AM–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 02, 2017 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Back to Your Roots Farm Fair

Sponsored by Northside Hospital

Our Featured Event for Family Fun in April allows all ages to get back to your roots with CNC this spring as we celebrate Earth Day and play outside.  Farm Animals from Farmer Sue’s The Art Barn will be there to celebrate too!

  • Explore the Unity Garden to see beautiful vegetable plants growing
  • Farm Fun Hands-On Activities
  • Spring Native Plant Sale featuring vegetables, shrubs, trees
  • Play Outdoor Games
  • Face Painting

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Apr 03, 2017 (Mon) 9:00 am -- 4:00 pm

This event is running from Mon, April 3, 2017 until Fri, April 7, 2017.

Spring Break Camp at Camp Kingfisher

Come enjoy the re-bloom of spring with Camp Kingfisher. This 5-day session is packed with animals, hikes and camp fun. Open to current K-7th grades.

Spring Break Camp is a 5-day camp experience filled with exciting animal encounters, outdoor play, and educational hikes exploring our 127 acres at CNC! Daily schedules include indoor and outdoor FUN built around spring ecology themes like “Forests-a-bloom” or “Spring Pollinators!” Come see the Chattahoochee River teaming wildlife and hike through our forest abloom with new flowers and bright green leaves. Of course, we’ll have lots of good ole’ camp fun like singing silly songs, laughing at camper skits, creating eco-crafts. This is a GREAT way to try out camp before the summer.

Registration for Spring Break Camp opens on March 1st at 10 am.

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.

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 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 04, 2017
CNC Closed

2016 CNC Logo CMYKDue to the 4th of July holiday, The Chattahoochee Nature Center is Closed!  CNC will reopen Wednesday, July 5th with our regularly scheduled programs.

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.