Street Address
Elachee Nature Science Center
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504
Mailing Address
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504
Hours
Museum hours vary seasonally. Please see our website at elachee.org for current hours. Nature trails are open every day year-round, from 7am until dusk.
Admissions
Adults: $5
Children 2-12: $3
Members and Children under 2: Free
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Staff
Ms. Andrea Timpone, President
phone: 770-535-1976
Peter Gordon, Education Director
phone: 770-535-1976
Karen Legg, Information Assistant
phone: 770-535-1976

Description

The word "Elachee" is from the Cherokee language meaning "new green earth". Elachee is a woodland refuge and museum designed to involve, excite and educate visitors of all ages. Elachee Nature Science Center is located within the 1500 acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. We offer a variety of environmental education programs...school field trips,homeschool programs, scout programs, adult master naturalist program, teacher education, summer day camp, children's birthday parties, public programs including First Saturday Hikes, special Saturday programs, Snake Day, Fall Family Festival, and nature-oriented volunteer opportunities. Additionally we have two exhibit halls, a live animal room with native reptiles and amphibians, and a nature shop. There are more than 12 miles of hiking trails surrounded by the beautiful 1400 acre Chicopee Woods Preserve, and a small lake replete with a variety of ducks, waterfowl, beavers and otters.

Mission

Elachee Nature Science Center's mission is to promote environmental understanding through education and conservation. Description.History=Elachee is a private, not-for-profit organization, with a mission to provide interactive experiences enabling students to understand that the earth and all its inhabitants are part of a complex and interdependent system. Elachee is the first nature center in Georgia accredited as a Supplementary Education School by SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Chicopee Woods has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, recognizing the preserve as an essential area for migrating and nesting birds.

History

Elachee is a private, not-for-profit organization, with a mission to provide interactive experiences enabling students to understand that the earth and all its inhabitants are part of a complex and interdependent system. Elachee is the first nature center in Georgia accredited as a Supplementary Education School by SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Chicopee Woods has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, recognizing the preserve as an essential area for migrating and nesting birds.

Educational Programs

Please see our website at elachee.org for more detailed descriptions of programs and fees.

    Publications

    Bi-monthly e-newsletter.

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Services

      Gift Shop

      Special Event Rental