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Programs for Adults, Families and Kids

Sep 26, 2016 (Mon) 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Fall Break Frolics in the Unity Garden

image-145September is a great time to head up to visit the Unity Garden and enjoy some fall frolics. Visit us during Fall Break and catch a daily guided tour of the Unity Garden and learn all about produce, chickens, compost and more. The produce grown in this special garden is donated to North Fulton Community Charities.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Oct 02, 2016 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Wetland Restoration Project

wetland2Come 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 September 26th by emailing the Volunteer Coordinator.

Oct 04, 2016 (Tue) 10:00 am -- 11:00 am

This event is running from Tue, September 6, 2016 until Tue, November 1, 2016.

Artists in the Wild

Artists in the Wild (3)Roswell Fine Arts Alliance is partnering with the CNC to present Artists in the Wild, plein air artists spread out over the CNC’s most picturesque locations. Mingle amongst the artists while they paint scenes under the fresh air. Visitors are welcomed to observe their work, ask questions and enjoy the final product.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Oct 05, 2016 (Wed) 10:30 am -- 11:30 am

This event is running from Wed, September 2, 2015 until Wed, December 7, 2016.

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)

Oct 10, 2016 (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.

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

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Oct 16, 2016 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Harvest on the Hooch

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Join us for this unique Farm to Table Garden Fest complete with tastings prepared by our favorite local restaurants and caterers.  Harvest on the Hooch will allow you to enjoy samplings of local craft beers and wine, bluegrass music, games, alpacas and other surprise farm guests!  Supporting the Unity Garden through this unique evet helps those in need by providing fresh produce to the Food Pantry at North Fulton Community Charity. Meet some real ‘foodies’ and learn about adding healthy fresh foods to your plate as you party with us! Contact DeAnn Fordham for details at 770-992-2055 x 226.

Individual Tickets – $45
Ages 11-18  – $15
10 and under – Free
VIP tickets available

Oct 18, 2016 (Tue) 9:45 am -- 11:00 am

This event is running from Tue, September 20, 2016 until Tue, November 15, 2016.

Pee-Wee Naturalist Fall Series

peeweenaturalist2One of the most beautiful seasons at the CNC is autumn. Come change and grow with your little ones as we understand how nature is preparing for the colder weather. This is a perfect way to expand your knowledge about Mother Earth and all of the life in between as we hike outdoors, make crafts, create new friends and have an up-close experience with one of our rehabilitated animals. Ages 3 – 4; $60 General Public/$45 CNC Members (price per child, adult helper required and admitted free); Register by September 8

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.

Oct 21, 2016 (Fri) 7:00 pm -- 10:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, October 21, 2016 until Sat, October 29, 2016.

Halloween Hikes

Friday and Saturday, October 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th – 7:00 pm

A Family Event you won’t want to miss! If you are searching for a unique Halloween adventure, we have the program for you. Take your child on a well-lit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about their lives. It’s the perfect non-scary alternative to traditional Halloween events and a VERY important fundraiser for CNC!

  • World Music
  • Guided Night Hike lasting approximately 45 minutes, stopping to meet costumed characters
  • Festival Fun
  • Camp Fire
  • Concessions Available for Purchase

CNC Members may purchase tickets in advance beginning on October 1st at the Visitor Services Desk in the Discovery Center. CNC is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am—5 pm and Sunday from Noon – 5 pm

Ticket Sales begin at 6:30 pm each night and end at 8:30 pm for the General Public (advance tickets are not available)

Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22 ($9 per person, children 2 and under free)

Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29 ($10 per person, children 2 and under free)

Oct 22, 2016 (Sat) 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, July 23, 2016 until Sat, October 22, 2016.

Family Yoga with Roswell Yoga Life

yoga4Be Tree! Be a Dragon! Be a Cloud! Join us for a fun and meditative practice that includes partner and group poses.  This 60-minute, all ages/all levels yoga class is a great activity to bring friends and family together to celebrate summer.  Then stick around and enjoy the beauty of the CNC grounds.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Oct 31, 2016 (Mon) 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm
Halloween Treat

DSC03338-R-s-300x225Visit the CNC in costume on and receive $2 off admission.

Nov 21, 2016 (Mon) 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm

This event is running from Mon, November 21, 2016 until Wed, November 23, 2016.

Thanksgiving Break: Cardboard Forest

cardboard2Your creativity combined with recycled objects helps create an imaginary habitat – Cardboard Forest! Join us for construction daily. We provide the materials, you provide the creation in this community art project.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Nov 27, 2016 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm

StarlabwithstarsEver want to know the names of some of the stars? How about how to locate certain constellations? Well you are in luck! Come to the CNC’s inflatable planetarium and have a front row view of the autumn constellations right before your eyes. Learn how to easily locate the North Star, the Big Dipper, Orion’s Best and much more. Please note, STARLAB is in complete darkness at times. Two, 25-minute sessions; Ages 6+

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Dec 03, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm
Back to Nature Holiday Market and Festival


Meet over Forty Fine Arts Artisans,  Artisans of the Farm and Kitchen and Instrumental Artisans – all while supporting local crafts-persons and Fair Trade.  Our market contains local vendors selling their hand-made, eco-friendly goods for your holiday gift giving.  These skilled entrepreneurs make unique items that you won’t find in retail stores.  Buy local this Holiday Season and help our economy! Avoid crowded malls.

Meet talented entrepreneurs and local vendors selling holiday gifts galore!  Last year we had a wide variety of vendors and many of them will be returning again this year. Visit our Nature Store for unique eco-friendly gifts, fun nature toys and games, nature related books perfect for you and your favorite nature lovers.  You can also purchase gift memberships to CNC for your friends and family!  Nature Exchange Traders can find a fun gift for parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters!

PLEASE CARPOOL! Free parking, but limited spaces, please help us and the earth by carpooling!  Some vendors only take cash or check.

Dec 11, 2016 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Reindeer Day

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The 6th annual Reindeer Day is sure to be a holiday highlight for you and your family. Live reindeer join the other animals at CNC to help you get in the holiday spirit. All Ages.

  • Live Reindeer
  • Crafts & Face Painting
  • Food Truck
  • Marshmallow Roasting with Camp Kingfisher
  • Trail Hikes
  • Creature Feature

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If a class is cancelled for any reason you will receive a full refund. If you wish to cancel your reservation, please contact our office at least six business days prior to your scheduled program. $10 of your registration fee will be retained by CNC. You will receive confirmation when we receive your cancellation. If you do not receive confirmation within one business day, we have not received your cancellation. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 6 business days prior to your scheduled program. Refunds will be paid by check, please allow 4 – 6 weeks.