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.

Monday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: Noon-5PM
Seasonal Hours (April 1-8 and May 29-Aug 6)
Monday-Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Sunday: Noon-5PM

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.

discovery center


Know before you go

Children under the age of 16 must be always accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children under 16 will not be granted admission to CNC. CNC is not responsible for supervising children during their visits. Pets are not permitted on the property, with the exception of service animals. CNC is open rain or shine. CNC is a smoke-free facility. Parking at CNC is free for visitors.


Hundreds of activities for all ages