Plan Your Visit

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We connect you with nature Hundreds of activities for all ages

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!



Ticketing and Reservations

Until further notice, please note the following changes to help offer the best experience possible for both visitors and staff.

Members: Reservations may be made to secure a date and timed entrance for your group. 

Visitors: Purchase admission tickets in advance to secure a date and time for your visit. Admission tickets must be purchased in advance, which include a date and time to visit. 

We may be able to accommodate walk-ups based on daily visitation.

Our limited, timed admission system will not only provide for an intimate experience on the property, but also allow us to reduce person to person contact and better maintain social distancing throughout the admissions process.

Purchasing a ticket to the Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures? Make a reservation is to guarantee a preferred time. Reserve online today!

Do you have questions or comments? We want to hear from you! Please reach out to Visitor Experience Manager, Jana Pearce.

Operational Changes

Chattahoochee Nature Center is actively monitoring COVID-19. We have adopted new policies and procedures to offer the best experience possible:

>> Advanced ticketing and reservations for members and visitors

>> All purchases will be via credit card only.

>> Social Distancing & Personal Protection – starting July 15 masks are required indoors and in enclosures (including the Discovery Center and all restrooms)

>> Enhanced Cleaning using CDC guidelines

>> Modified Experiences, Retail, and Programming


Admissions & Hours

CNC Members: Free

General admission: $10 Adults | $7 Seniors (Ages 65+) & Students (Ages 13 -18) | $6 Children (Ages 3 -12) | Children 2 & under are free

Monday-Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm

Seasonal Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. To see if CNC is closed due to inclement weather, please check our Facebook page or call us at 770.992.2055 ext. 238. 



CNC’s buildings and grounds close at 5pm. If you arrive after 4:30pm, you are welcome to browse the upper level of the Discovery Center but please come another day to experience our exhibit halls, wildlife walk, and grounds.

Plan to spend at least 2 hours. If you plan to picnic or take in a program, give yourself even more time!

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!

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Group Rates are available for groups of 15 or more with advance reservations. 


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