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Chattahoochee Nature Center

Call: (770) 992-2055 or visit www.chattnaturecenter.org

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a private non-profit, 127-acre, award-winning, interpretive center dedicated to environmental education. Visitors particularly enjoy the new Gold level LEED-certified Discovery Center Museum and Nature Exchange with hands-on/minds-on exhibits that tell the Chattahoochee River's story.

Visitors are invited to bring a picnic, hike the woodland trails, meander through beautiful butterfly and native plant gardens or explore the river boardwalk while viewing native animals. A documentary film "Re-Imagine the Chattahoochee" is shown daily in the theater, and educational programs focus on ecology and natural science. 

Butterfly Encounter

Tuesday June 9, 2020 09:00 am EDT
Grab your friends, your family, or even a date and head to CNC for the year’s most popular exhibit. The joyful colors of hundreds of native butterflies and blooming nectar plants will create an experience you won’t soon forget. All visitors and members must make a timed reservation prior to visiting...
Cost: $6-$10

Water Drop Dash 5K Race and Water Festival

Saturday March 21, 2020 07:00 am EDT
The Water Drop Dash 5K is a PEACHTREE QUALIFIER, FAST and FLAT course along the Chattahoochee River! Registration is limited – please register early through ACTIVE.COM to ensure your spot! The 8th annual Water Drop Dash 5K encourages metro Atlanta residents to check their plumbing fixtures and irri...
Cost: 5K: $35 / $45 Day of Race

The Nature Club Dine and Discover: Paddle Georgia with Joe Cook

Thursday February 27, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Cost: $10 general public/$5 CNC members

The Nature Club Dine and Discover: Bats of Georgia with Mark Ray

Thursday January 23, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Cost: $10 general public/$5 CNC members

Back to Nature Holiday Market

Saturday December 7, 2019 10:00 am EST
Shop local this holiday season at CNC. Explore local artisans who have unique hand-made and/or eco-friendly gifts for the holiday season. More than 40 vendors featuring art, jewelry, candles, children’s gifts, bath products, food, nature gifts, and more. Free admission all day is CNC’s gift to the c...
Cost: Free

Harvest on the 'Hooch

Sunday October 13, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Join CNC and celebrate the harvest season during this important fundraiser for CNC. Harvest on the ‘Hooch celebrates the vital connections between the garden and plate. Guests will enjoy food tastings from top local Chefs, live bluegrass music, and samples from local craft breweries. Adults: $50 pre...
Cost: Free-$65

Wes Yoakam

Thursday September 26, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event and our grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The program occurs the 2nd and 4th Thursday in June through September. Mark your calendars for the series...
Cost: Free-$10

Sunset Sips with Lauren Saint Jane

Thursday September 12, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event and our grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The program occurs the 2nd and 4th Thursday in June through September. Mark your calendars for the series...
Cost: Free-$10

Sundays on the River with Shemekia Copeland

Sunday September 8, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Presented by Northside Hospital

Special Thanks to Lee J. Howard Entertainment What better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends?

Live music fills the stage on the second Sundays, from May–September. Whether it’s a girls’ night, date night, or...
Cost: $16-$22

Double Vision - Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Sunday September 1, 2019 12:00 am EDT
September–November; Open Daily

Special Public Reception: October 5, 10 am

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance and Georgia Nature Photographers Association team up to present Double Vision, a gallery hanging that combines photography and painting. Beautiful shots by GNPA members are then painted by the talent...
Cost: Free-$7

Sunset Sips: Indee Kills the Pop Star

Thursday August 22, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event and our grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The program occurs the 2nd and 4th Thursday in June through September. Mark your calendars for the series...
Cost: Free-$10

Sundays on the River Concert with Sam Lewis

Sunday August 11, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Presented by Northside Hospital

Special Thanks to Lee J. Howard Entertainment What better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends?

Live music fills the stage on the second Sundays, from May–September. Whether it’s a girls’ night, date night, or...
Cost: $16-$22

Sunset Sips: Choppin' Wood

Thursday August 8, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event and our grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The program occurs the 2nd and 4th Thursday in June through September. Mark your calendars for the series...
Cost: Free-$10

Summer Adventures Family Fun Day

Sunday August 4, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Categories: Family, Festival, Nature, Outdoors

Presented by Northside Hospital Join us to celebrate the end of summer by canoeing and trying other outdoor skills. Enjoy crafts, face painting, and games, discover water science and conservation, and more. #CNCFamilyFun

Canoeing on Kingfisher Pond

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Cost: Free-$10

Sunset Sips with Webster

Thursday July 25, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event and our grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The program occurs the 2nd and 4th Thursday in June through September. Mark your calendars for the series...
Cost: Free-$7

Sundays on the River Concert with Joe Alterman

Sunday July 14, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Presented by Northside Hospital

Special Thanks to Lee J. Howard Entertainment What better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends?

Live music fills the stage on the second Sundays, from May–September. Whether it’s a girls’ night, date night, or...
Cost: $16-$20

Sunset Sips with Mark Miller Band

Thursday July 11, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event and our grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The program occurs the 2nd and 4th Thursday in June through September. Mark your calendars for the series...
Cost: Free-$7

Sunset Sips: Ruby Reds

Thursday June 13, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Looking for a laid back, family friendly event? Want to listen to fabulous local music, have a picnic dinner and explore the nature center at dusk? Grab a friend or your family and head over for live local music, cash bar included, at Sunset Sips. The program occurs the 2nd and 4th Thursday in June ...
Cost: Free-$7

Sundays on the River Concert: Freddy & Francine

Sunday June 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Presented by Northside Hospital

Special Thanks to Lee J. Howard Entertainment

What better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends? Live music fills the stage on the second Sundays, from May–September. Whether it’s a girls’ night, date night, or...
Cost: $16-$22

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival - 20th Annual

Sunday June 2, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9 am - 3 pm

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 12 pm - 5 pm Presented by Cox Enterprises

A great event to kick off summer and create amazing memories! The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a myriad of butterfly and pol...
Cost: $8-$12

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival - 20th Annual

Saturday June 1, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9 am - 3 pm

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 12 pm - 5 pm Presented by Cox Enterprises

A great event to kick off summer and create amazing memories! The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a myriad of butterfly and pol...
Cost: $8-$12

Date Night River Canoe Trip and Campfire

Saturday April 27, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
Categories: Outdoor; Canoe; Nature Come relax with us on this adult-only evening paddle. Our canoe guides will lead you on a 2½-hour sunset trip, on which you will learn all about the Chattahoochee River and look for wildlife with our experienced naturalists. When you return to the nature center, we...
Cost: $30-$35

Water Drop Dash 5K Race and Festival

Saturday March 23, 2019 07:00 am EDT
Categories: Running

Presented by Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District

WaterDropDash

The Water Drop Dash 5K is a PEACHTREE QUALIFIER, FAST and FLAT course along the Chattahoochee River! Registration is limited – please register early through ACTIVE.COM to ensure your spot! The 7th annu...
Cost: $35

Flying into the Future

Sunday March 10, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Categories: Family Fun; Festival

Presented by Northside Hospital

Flying into the Future is where science and nature collide to bring you activities focused on STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We are all about forward-thinking at this Family Fun Day! Come ready to learn about flying ...
Cost: Free-$10

Enchanted Woodland Wonders

Sunday December 9, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Presented by Northside Hospital

This holiday highlight brings you and your family live reindeer, performances, winter crafts, face painting, and more all under the twilight sky. Let CNC help you get in the holiday spirit, bring a picnic, and plan to enjoy our fun activities.

Live Reindeer from 2-5 p...
Cost: Included with General admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under.

Back to Nature Holiday Market

Saturday December 1, 2018 10:00 am EST
Saturday, December 1, 10 am to 5 pm The holiday season is quickly approaching! Are you looking for a way to fulfill your gift giving needs and support your local artisans? Come to our Holiday Market and check out our 40+ local vendors that are selling their hand-made and/or eco-friendly goods. It’s...
Cost: Free

Harvest on the 'Hooch

Sunday October 14, 2018 01:00 pm EDT
FARM TO TABLE GARDEN PARTY TASTING EVENT FEATURING TOP-NOTCH RESTAURANTS, LIVE BLUEGRASS AND SOUTHERN STYLE FAMILY FUN The Chattahoochee Nature Center is pleased to welcome guests of all ages to an annual outdoor food and craft beer event, Harvest on the Hooch, celebrating the vital connections betw...
Cost: COST $45 Pre-Event / $50 Day of (Price includes all food/beer tastings and event activities)

Sunset Sips: No Solution

Thursday August 23, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Sunset Sips: No Solution

August 23, 6:30–9:30 pm

No Solution is a blues and rock band comprised of high school students based in Atlanta, GA. The band won the Atlanta Blues Challenge, youth category, sponsored by the Atlanta Blues Society in August 2015. No Solution represented Atlanta, performing a...
Cost: $0-10

Sundays on the River Featuring the Electromatics

Sunday August 12, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
What a better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends and family. Join us on Sunday, August 12th for our Sundays on the River Concerts at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, featuring the Electromatics. Come and enjoy the sounds of red hot blues, ...
Cost: Lawn and Table Setting Available

Sunset Sips: Logan Daniels

Thursday August 9, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Logan Daniels was raised on the Southern Rock revival and influenced by the music of the times. He brings originals as well as familiar tunes to audiences through his acoustic guitar – you may have spotted him at local music spots all over Atlanta and even recently at The Battery. He currently plays...
Cost: $6-$10

Sundays on the River feat. Adron

Sunday July 8, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Adron’s songs are infused with an international mix of vintage sound, blending Brazilian samba, Bossa Nova, and Tropicalia with the full-bodied rhythms of 1970’s pop and R&B. Her forthcoming albim, Water Music, is set to be released August 17 via Tribo Records. Doors for the concert open a...
Cost: $12-$16

Sunset Sips featuring Mark Miller

Thursday July 5, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Join us for a laid back, outdoor series where CNC’s grounds are open for you to explore and the Butterfly Encounter will be open for evening hours. Grab a friend, a date, or even your family - head over for live local music, a cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The Mark Miller Band wi...
Cost: Free-$10

Sunset Sips: The Ruby Reds Band

Thursday June 28, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2018 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This laid back, outdoor series has the CNC grounds open for you to explore. Grab a friend, a date, or even the family - head over for live local music, a cash bar, and feel free to bring ...
Cost: Free-$10

Sunset Sips: Garrett Douglas

Thursday June 14, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
The Sunset Sips concert series returns in 2018 to treat music lovers to an eclectic collection of local talent. This laid back, outdoor series has the CNC grounds open for you to explore. Grab a friend, a date, or even the family - head over for live local music, a cash bar, and feel free to bring ...
Cost: Free-$18

Sundays on the River Concert featuring River Whyless

Sunday June 10, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
What better way to wrap up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends and family. Join us for an evening featuring River Whyless, the Asheville, North Carolina quartet! Come out and spend a few hours with musicians Ryan O'Keefe, Halli Anderson, Alex McWalters an...
Cost: $12-$16

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Saturday June 2, 2018 10:00 am EDT

Saturday, June 2 from 10 am–3 pm

Sunday, June 3 from 12 pm–5 pm Presenting Sponsor: Cox Enterprises Thank you to our Sponsors: Macy’s and Northside Hospital – AJC, KIND and GoGo Squeeze

The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when th...
Cost: $2-$8

Baby Birds with Julie Zickefoose

Saturday April 14, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
<br>Special Guest: Julie Zickefoose In partnership with Atlanta Audubon Society as part of Atlanta Bird Fest 2018

Saturday, April 14, 4–6 p.m.

Julie Zickefoose began to draw and paint wild nestlings day by day, bearing witness to their swift growth. Over the next 13 years, she would do...
Cost: $15-$20

Flying into the Future

Sunday March 25, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
Presented by Northside Hospital Flying into the Future is where science and nature collide to bring you activities focused on STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We are all about forward-thinking at this Family Fun Day. Come ready to learn about birds as well as test your tinkering s...
Cost: $6-$10

Basics of Macro Nature Photography

Saturday March 17, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
Whether it’s a flower, an insect, or a natural pattern, there is detail and beauty in small things that are only captured with a close view. In this class we’ll discuss macro and close-up techniques, focus, depth of field and creative options. Professional nature photographer Eric Bowles will lead t...
Cost: $35-$40

Enchanted Evening Date Night

Saturday February 10, 2018 06:30 pm EST
Whether you’re on a first date or have been together for years, come to the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a movie date night. Don’t have a date? Grab a friend - this event is definitely a departure from the ordinary – bundle up, bring your favorite blankets, and enjoy a movie on our lawn under the...
Cost: $10 and CNC Members are Free

Enchanted Evening

Saturday February 10, 2018 06:30 pm EST
Whether you’re on a first date or have been together for years, come to the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a movie date night. Don’t have a date? Grab a friend, bundle up, and enjoy Groundhog Day (1993) under the stars. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner.
Cost: $6-$10

Introduction to Photo Editing

Saturday January 27, 2018 10:00 am EST
Do you have lots of photos of the Chattahoochee but they just aren’t 100% yet? Would you like some basic editing improve your photos? We’re starting with the basics of photo editing in this half day class. Editing does not need to be complicated. Professional nature photographer Eric Bowles will sho...
Cost: $35-$40

CNC Halloween Hikes

Friday October 20, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
These non-scary holiday hikes are fun for the whole family. Clad in costumes, kids and parents alike can partake in crafts, games, face painting and more.

 

Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell

Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28. 7 - 10 p.m,

Tickets

Cost: $10

6th Annual Harvest on The Hooch

Sunday October 15, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
 Celebrating the farm-to-table movement, this year's Harvest on the Hooch is an easy way for foodies to enjoy fresh Atlanta flavors from local farms. Guests can expect to enjoy live bluegrass music, garden games, tours of the Unity Garden, and samples from local craft breweries and wineries. VIP tic...
Cost: $45-$1,000

Georgia Ensemble Theater presents Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical

Thursday July 13, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, July 13 - 29, 8 pm Join GET for an outdoor production under the stars at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. ...
Cost:

Sunday on the River Concert: Bob Bakert and his All Star Band

Sunday July 9, 2017 06:30 pm EDT
Enjoy a night out with families and friends and listen to the smooth jazz sounds of Bob Bakert and his six piece band. This is the perfect way to wrap-up the weekend with family and friends at an outdoor concert at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. Opening act The Cottrell's, a husband and wife sup...
Cost: Ticket Information: Advance: $16 Table Seating/$12 Lawn Seating (CNC Members save 10% off on ticket prices) Day of ticket prices: $17.50 Table Seating/$13.50 Lawn Seating; Children 2 and Under Free (CNC Members save 10% off on ticket prices)

Guided River Canoe Trip on the Chattahoochee River

Saturday July 8, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
Saturdays and Sundays in June, July and August, 6 PM Come and take a leisurely evening paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. Perfect for a first time paddle or a fun way to reconnect with the river you already treasure. On ...
Cost: $30 General Public / $25 CNC Members (per person)

Great American Backyard Campout

Saturday June 24, 2017 05:00 pm EDT
Enjoy the fun of camping without going too far from home at the Chattahoochee Nature Center where families are invited to camp out and spend the night. They will lead a guided night hike, an interaction with a rehabilitated animal and of course s'mores by the campfire. Families are encouraged to reg...
Cost: $40-$60

Father's Day Chattahoochee Canoe Trip

Sunday June 18, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
Celebrate Father's Day on the water with Chattahoochee Nature Center. Embark on a 3 hour long canoe trip on the river to cool down, relax and beat the heat. Guests are asked to register by June 15 as there are limited spaces.
Cost: $25-$30

Possum Trot 10k

Saturday June 17, 2017 07:00 am EDT
Enjoy a 1 mile Fun Run or go for the full 10k in support of the Chattahoochee Wildlife Center. Follow the curves of the Chattahoochee river on this flat and beautiful course. Best of all, the race is a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. The faster the run here, the earlier the start time for the...
Cost: $30-$40

Sundays on the River Concert featuring Carol Albert

Sunday June 11, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
Spend an evening on the river with the Chattahoochee Nature Center in their Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion. Sunday's performer will be smooth jazz artist Carol Albert and her band. The Atlanta native has been featured on WCLK, SIRIUSXMWatercolors and National Smooth Jazz Radio Stations Worldwide. Tic...
Cost: $10-$20

Breakfast with Butterflies

Sunday June 11, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Early risers are invited to partake in a unique dining experience. Eat a light breakfast surrounded by multiple species of butterflies and enjoy the grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center before it opens to the general public.

Tickets

Cost: $15-$25

Fall Native Plant Sale

Friday September 23, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Soon Atlantans will be able to exist outdoors for more than a few minutes before melting into puddles. Fall temperatures are on the horizon, and as such, it’s time to start considering all the badass vegetables, herbs, and other plants you might want to grow this season. After all, gardening is ki...
Cost: Free

Sunset Sips: City Mouse

Wednesday August 24, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Grab a friend and head over for live local music, with a side of sunset and a cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! City Mouse is the collective spirit of Atlanta-based talent, Brian Revels and Jenna Mobley.
Cost: $6-$10

The Bonaventure Quartet

Saturday August 13, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Come enjoy the BVQ’s unique acoustic sound, a virtual melting pot of European influences, camp, and swing noire. This longtime Atlanta outfit will transport the audience to another time and place with their unique gypsy-jazz stylings and Romani-esque instrumentals. This show is part of the Sundays...
Cost: $15-$22.50

Almost Heaven, John Denver's America

Friday July 29, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Georgia Ensemble Theatre and the Chattahoochee Nature Center are teaming up again, to present Almost Heaven, John Denver’s America, back by popular demand. Picnic dinners are encouraged for the show. The Georgia Ensemble Theatre is an organization aimed at supporting art, through performance and ...
Cost: $15-$30

Bob Bakert and Friends

Saturday July 9, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Enjoy summer sounds from the 60’s and 70’s with Bob Bakert and Friends at this installation of the Sundays on the River Concert series. Enjoy tunes to sing along with, from Eric Clapton to James Taylor and the Beatles, covering all genres from pop to blues. This show makes for the perfect for a ...
Cost: $15-$22.50

Sunset Sips: Crooked Wits

Wednesday June 22, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
June’s performer is Crooked Wits. Influences of the band include Van Morrison, Dave Matthews, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event when the center's grounds are open to explore. Enjoy the live local music, cash bar, and bring friends and a picnic dinner! Ti...
Cost: Free-$10

Joe Grandsden and Jazz quintet

Saturday June 11, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
This Sunday for the Sundays on the River Concert Series features Joe Gransden and his talented quintet. They will perform music that ranges from classic Frank Sinatra tunes to the music of Georgia’s own Johnny Mercer. Joe Gransden’s classic old soul voice and trumpet solos will bring Georgia mus...
Cost: Free-$22.50

Wish Upon a Star Adult Night Hike

Friday April 22, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
This night hike will be one for the books as we not only witness the elusive nightlife that lives near the Chattahoochee River but search the sky for the Lyrid meteor shower. We will wrap the evening up with a rehabilitated animal, campfire and stargazing.
Cost: Ages 18+ $10 General Public/ $8 CNC Members (Sign up by April 15 and save $2).

Earth Day Canoeing: Shooting Stars on the River

Thursday April 21, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than getting outside? Enjoy a 2 ½ hour paddle down the Chattahoochee River with our canoe guides. After the paddle, join us around the campfire as we watch for “shooting stars”! Bring a picnic dinner. Ages 21+
Cost: $40 General Public/$30 Members

Reindeer Day

Saturday December 12, 2015 07:00 pm EST
A CNC winter tradition returns for its fifth year. Come out for a day all about winter animals and holiday cheer. Join us for fun activities like meeting live reindeer.
Cost: Free-$10

Reindeer Day

Saturday December 12, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Enjoy fun winter activities, hang out with some wintery animals and enjoy a live show.
Cost: Free

Back to Nature Holiday Market and Festival

Friday December 4, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Meet over forty Fine Arts artisans, all while supporting local crafts-persons and Fair Trade. The market contains local vendors selling their hand-made, eco-friendly goods for your holiday gift giving. These skilled entrepreneurs make unique items that guests won’t find in retail stores.
Cost: Free

Halloween Hikes

Thursday October 29, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Join the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a festive family night this fall. The Halloween Hike will include a nature guided hike, fun outdoor characters, face painting, food, and kids activities. No frights, just clean fun in the outdoors.
Cost: $9

Harvest on the Hooch

Saturday October 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by Whole Foods Market, Harvest on the Hooch is a ticketed tasting event highlighting local farm-to-table restaurants in support of the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Unity Garden, acreage where healthy produce is grown for donation to local food pantries in partnership with North Fulton C...
Cost: Adults $40 Children $15 (ages 10 and younger are free)

River Canoe Trips: River Adventures

Sunday August 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Experience wildlife through a 2 1/2 hour paddle ride through the Chattahoochee river.
Cost: $25-$30

Georgia Ensemble Theater, Almost Heaven

Friday August 7, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Presenting Almost Heaven: a tribute to John Denver's songs and music. Located in the enter's Ben Brady Pavilion.
Cost: $15-$30

Butterfly Encounter

Thursday July 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Get up close and personal to hundreds of Georgia-native butterflies, and even have a chance to feed them.
Cost: Free-$10

Date Night on the River

Thursday July 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
This adult-only evening paddle will feature your own picnic dinner, and then canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip.
Cost: $30-$40

Artists in the Wild

Thursday July 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Roswell Fine Arts Alliance is partnering with CNC to present painters, sketchers, and pastelists spread out over CNC’s most picturesque locations, happening weekly.
Cost: Free

Woodland Restoration Project

Saturday July 25, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Help restore the woodlands by working to remove invasive English ivy and privet in order to encourage native plant restoration. These events have a 20 person maximum and fill up early! Register at link provided by July 20th.
Cost:

The Nature Club Dine and Discover: Frogs and Toads Workshop

Thursday July 23, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Attend the potluck at 7pm, and then join Michael Kahle, the Environmental Program Specialist with the Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program as he leads the workshop. This workshop is intended to raise awareness of the rich biodiversity found where we live by highlighting our local frog species...
Cost: $5-$10

Family Evening with Camp Kingfisher

Monday July 20, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
A peaceful family evening in nature with Camp Kingfisher. Cool off in the pool, go canoeing on Beaver Pond, bring a picnic dinner, and see a non-releasable hawk or owl.
Cost: $40-$50

Capital City Xpress: Music of the Swing and Big Band Era

Saturday July 18, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
A partnership with Atlanta Pays it Forward and the Chattahoochee Nature Center, enjoy live swingin' music and provide your own picnic. Adult libations are on sale from a cash bar.
Cost: $15-$145

Beginning Canoeing

Saturday July 18, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Introduction to canoeing for first time paddlers, families with young kids, or adults coming back to the sport.
Cost: $10-$15

Test Your Senses Family Night Hike

Friday July 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Come explore the sights and sounds around the Chattahoochee River and hike the woodland or river boardwalk trails.
Cost: $7-$15

Paddle and Hike at Gold Branch Park

Saturday July 11, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
This adults-only trip will explore the wetland marsh around the Gold Branch Unit by boat and by foot. Bring a sack lunch and drinks (no alcohol or glass containers) for a picnic along the river.
Cost: $30-$40

Sunset Sips

Wednesday July 8, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Stop by the nature center and enjoy happy hour with the butterflies. Listen to live music and experience the Butterfly Encounter.
Cost: Free-$10

16th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Saturday June 6, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free-$12

Insects in the Garden with Henning von Schmeling

Thursday April 2, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Whether we love or fear them, play with or run from them, insects are an essential part of the garden. Join Bug Man Henning von Schmeling for a fascinating workshop which focuses on the beautiful and oft-misunderstood world of insects, why they deserve respect, and how to attract them to your garde...
Cost: Free-$10

Hypertufa Container Creation with Lee Culver, Cobb County Master Gardener

Thursday April 2, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
HyperWHAT? Lightweight and durable, Hypertufa containers are fun to make from a mixture of peatmoss, perlite, and cement. The end result is a unique piece reminiscent of English stone troughs from another era. Join us for this workshop to learn all about hypertufa and create your own beautiful pie...
Cost: $20-$25

Backyard Veggies with Katie Gibson

Thursday April 2, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Fresh is best when it comes to our food, and what better way to eat than right out of a backyard garden? Unity Garden Coordinator Katie Gibson helps unlock the mysteries of growing your own food with topics such as what to grow and when, sustainable pest control, soil preparation and more. A little ...
Cost: free-$10

For the Love of Birds

Friday February 20, 2015 07:00 pm EST
We love birds! Birds are incredible animals, are crucial to keeping our ecosystem healthy, and well, they are beautiful! Come out to experience live birds, live music, and leave with a greater appreciation for our feathered friends. Included with general admission.
Cost: Included with General admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under

Back to Nature Holiday Market and Festival

Friday December 5, 2014 07:00 pm EST
FREE PUBLIC ADMISSION TO CNC Meet Fine arts artisans, Artisans of the Farm and Kitchen and Instrumental Artisans – all while supporting local crafts-persons and Fair Trade. Our market contains over 40 vendors selling their local, hand-made, and/or eco-friendly goods to meet your holiday gift gi...
Cost: Free Admission

Fall Colors River Tour

Saturday November 1, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Join us on our Fall Colors River Tour as we take in the yellows, reds and oranges of the trees before they fade into winter. We’ll paddle quietly along the Chattahoochee River taking in the sounds of the river and its wildlife, and enjoy the cool breeze on our backs and the warm sunshine on our fa...
Cost: $40 General Public/$35 CNC Members.

Harvest on the Hooch

Saturday October 18, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by Whole Foods Market in the Unity GardenEnjoy an autumn afternoon garden party where a bountiful community garden provides the perfect backdrop. This foodies’ fundraiser benefits the Unity Garden, which raises produce for the Food Pantry at NFCC and is presented by Whole Foods Market a...
Cost: Tickets $35 adults, $15 for children

The Rose Doctrine Album Release for Milyssa Rose

Friday June 13, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Milyssa Rose will launch her new album entitled “The Rose Doctrine”. The company will be holding release party for Milyssa Rose. The launch of “The Rose Doctrine” will be held at Chattahoochee Nature Center. This is a private and non-profit environmental learning facility in Roswell, Georg...
Cost: Free

Milyssa Rose CD Release

Friday June 13, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
John Djjd Hobbs/Dj Johnnie Dynamite is spinning for us!!Max Charles Daniel Hearn Ashton Yhm Gibbs Dean Havlik will be our band for the evening.Marcus Banks /M Dot Killa of Jam Session at WonderRoot is my host!! Lobsters and tires is going to be performed as well!!!Special Gues...
Cost: Free

The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Saturday June 7, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
At this annual festival, visitors can hand-feed more than 200 free flying butterflies. The festival also features live music, photography and entomology exhibits, arts and crafts, face painting and more.
Cost: $8-$12

Carnivorous Plants in the Southeast

Friday May 2, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Join us for this informative talk on Carnivorous Plants of the Southeast. Discover the diverse species of plants found in the southeast which have found a way to live in nutrient poor habitats by getting their food through insects they catch and digest. After a short presentation, head up to our gre...
Cost: Included with General admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under

Earth Day Canoe Trip

Friday April 18, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Summer will soon be arriving, but you can get your family out early on the Chattahoochee River this year to celebrate Earth Day. Take advantage of two different opportunities to enjoy a quiet paddle along the cliffs and through the backwaters of the river.
Cost: $30-$40

Earth Day Kids Fest

Friday April 11, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
You can be an Eco-Hero! Join the Chattahoochee Nature Center for Earth Day Kids Fest, where the entire family can discover new ways to connect and help Mother Earth.
Cost: Free-$10

Georgia River Network - Weekend for Rivers

Friday April 4, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Join us at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA for a weekend of inspiration, education and connections with folks who love Georgia’s rivers as much as you! Weekend for Rivers is GRN’s annual conference and River Celebration event that gives us all a chance to celebrate Georgia’s uni...
Cost: Varies

Preparing your Landscape for Spring

Friday February 21, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Late winter is the ideal time to spruce up your yard for the arrival of spring. Join CNC Horticulturalist Lisa Cole in a hands-on presentation of late-winter projects in the garden. Topics include what to prune and when, how and why to add mulch to the garden, and planting basics
Cost: $15 General Public/$10 CNC Members

I Love Nature - Featuring Dave Holland

Friday February 14, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Show Mother Nature some love during this fun-filled family event!Drumming Up Some Love with Dave Holland -11amLove to make some music or just some noise? Find out how great it feels to make rhythm with the people that you love in this interactive, family fun drumming and musical extravaganza. CNC fa...
Cost: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under

13th Annual Chattahoochee Challenge 10K Race

Friday February 7, 2014 07:00 pm EST
RUN FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE - 8:00 AM 10K Start, 1 Mile Fun Run at 7:30 AM - This official qualifier for the 2013 Peachtree Road Race along the Chattahoochee River is a fast paced benefit for the nature center. Register Online at www.Active.com or any Big Peach Running Store or mail to CNC.
Cost: Register in advance ($28) for a discounted rate or on site for $35 for 10K and $15 for Fun Run

Creative Photography with a Digital SLR Camera

Friday January 24, 2014 07:00 pm EST
his workshop is designed to help students feel comfortable with using the many features of their digital SLR camera, leaving the auto" setting behind and stepping into the more creative and fun side of photography."
Cost: $60 General Public, $50 CNC Members

Night Hike

Friday January 17, 2014 07:00 pm EST
What goes bump in the night? Night hikers at the Chattahoochee Nature Center! Come discover night life like never before . . . We’ll take you on a guided hike through one of our woodland trails or river boardwalk, all by the light of the moon.
Cost: $10 General Public, $7 Members

Reptiles!

Friday January 17, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Snakes, snakes and more SNAKES! Jason Clark, star of the Animal Planet series SnakesKin, brings out venomous and non-venomous snakes during this exciting and humorous show. Watch as kingsnakes and rattlesnakes leave their cages behind and meet some of their reptilian friends. Clark shares how to ide...
Cost: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under
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