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

>> Purchase admission tickets in advance to secure a date and time for your visit. Members may also make advanced reservations.
>> Admission entries are timed and limited, however, we may be able to accommodate walk-ups based on daily visitation.

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

Operational Changes

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

>> Advanced ticketing and reservations for members and visitors

>> All purchases will be via credit card only.

>> Social Distancing & Personal Protection – Masks are optional indoors and outdoors, and are encouraged while in close proximity of others.

>> Enhanced Cleaning using CDC guidelines

>> Modified Experiences, Retail, and Programming


Admissions & Hours

CNC Members: Free

General admission: $15 Adults | $11 Seniors (Ages 65+) & Students (Ages 13 -18) | $9 Children (Ages 3 -12) | Children 2 & under are free

Monday-Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: Noon – 5PM

Seasonal Hours (April 2-9 and May 30 – Aug 7)
Monday-Saturday: 9AM – 5PM
Sunday: Noon – 5PM

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 exhibits, 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!

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Unaccompanied children under 16 will not be granted admission to CNC. CNC is not responsible for supervising children during their visits. Visitors age 16 and older are not required to be accompanied by an adult.

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. 

Construction Information

We’re improving! Please be advised that construction will be in progress around our 127 acres through the end of 2021, and into early 2022 as we renovate our River Boardwalk Trail and install a pedestrian bridge across Willeo Road. Some areas and trails may be closed during your visit. CNC requests that our visitors abide by construction signage advising of areas that are closed during construction, and avoid these areas for your safety. 

For more information, see our construction FAQs. 


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