The Chattahoochee River provides most of the drinking water for metro Atlanta, and is a place of beauty and recreation for residents in our communities. The river and the surrounding watershed are also home to a variety of plants and animals, all of which are impacted by the actions we take. The exhibits in Discovery Center invite you to meet your wildlife neighbors, consider the river’s importance to your community, and learn how you can protect this vital resource.
Explore Your Watershed
The Chattahoochee River Watershed is like a giant funnel. It collects water and directs it towards the Chattahoochee River. Woodlands, wetlands, and the river itself all make up the watershed. Meet some of the animals that call this place home, see the watershed from their perspective, and learn how we are all connected when you visit the Explore Your Watershed exhibit.
River Resource Kiosks
When you visit the River Resource Kiosks, you will learn how you benefit from the river and how you can enjoy, rethink, and conserve it. You will also become acquainted with the many state and local organizations working to protect the river, including the Trust for Public Land, Trees Atlanta, and The Georgia River Network.
Throughout the year, the River Resource Gallery features artwork by members of both the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance (RFAA) and the Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA). The RFAA is a group of local artists committed to promoting the fine arts through shows, art instruction, and community service. The GNPA is a state-wide club dedicated to helping nature photographers learn, connect, and share the value of the natural world.
During the gallery’s fall show, Double Vision, you can view stunning photographs captured by GNPA members paired with re-creations made by RFAA artists in a variety of mediums.
“The Chattahoochee: Reimagine Our River” Film
Discover what makes the Chattahoochee River so unique, and meet the people that care for this valuable resource in this 20 minute film shown daily in the Cowie Weiss Theater. Check the calendar or admissions for daily showtimes.