Discovery Center

Interpretive Center for the Chattahoochee River

The Chattahoochee Nature Center invites you to experience the interpretive center for the Chattahoochee River Watershed.

The Discovery Center features:

>> Engaging interactive exhibits

>> Live and native animals

>> Chattahoochee River Resource Gallery

>> Native Green Roof Terrace

>> The Nature Exchange

>> Unique gifts & learning tools


Discovery Center

explore our watershed

Step into the unseen world of our watershed in the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s premier exhibit – Explore Your Watershed. These exciting exhibits transport you to the home of the plants and animals of the Chattahoochee River Watershed.

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Nature Exchange

The Nature Exchange is THE place to indulge your natural curiosity. Thousands of natural objects from around the world are waiting to be discovered and can even be taken home for your personal nature collection. 

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nature store

The CNC Nature Store has a large selection of gifts for nature lovers of all ages. From toys and tees to field guides and snacks, you’ll surely find a souvenir or gift to take home! Can’t decide? We also offer Nature Store Gift Certificates and Gift Memberships at all levels. Best of all, your purchase supports CNC educational programs, resident wildlife, and continued operation.

we’re gold

In October 2010, The Discovery Center was certified a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design) building. Over 200 environmentally efficient and friendly practices and materials went into the construction of this unique building. The result is a building that used less energy while being constructed and currently operates with a lower long-term impact on the environment. If you would like to know more about what makes us gold, ask a Visitor Services Associate for more information or take the self-guided Green Building Tour during your next visit.