Plan Your Visit
We connect you with nature
Whether it’s hiking, canoeing, or just taking a stroll, CNC has something for everyone. With 127 acres on the Chattahoochee River, the possibilities for fun with nature are infinite! Learn all about your backyard with the only Nature Exchange in the Southeast, or explore the birds of prey in the aviaries of the Wildlife Walk. Bring the family, have a picnic, and make a day of it!
The Black Vulture and Turkey Vulture are temporarily off exhibit until their aviary can be rebuilt and provide a safe space for them.
Admission, Reservations & Hours
General admission: $15 Adults | $11 Seniors (Ages 65+) & Students (Ages 13-18) | $9 Children (Ages 3-12) | Children 2 & under are free
After January 1, 2023, CNC members will no longer need to reserve a date and time of their arrival for most general admission events. Reservations will still be required for special events, Family Fun Days, and Sunset Sips. Group Rates are available for groups of 15 or more with advance reservations.
Visit the CNC Calendar for days CNC may be closed. For inclement weather, please check our Facebook page or call 770.992.2022 x238.
Seasonal Hours (April 2-9 and May 30-Aug 7)
If you arrive after 4:30PM, you are welcome to browse the upper level of the Discovery Center, but return another day to experience the exhibits, Wildlife Walk, and grounds.
Know before you go
Hundreds of activities for all ages
When you canoe with CNC, your naturalist will enlighten you on the cultural and natural history of the river. You’ll learn about important ecological relationships and environmental issues that affect this endangered river, while enjoying its peaceful qualities.