Elachee Winter Hours, and More

Friends, we just wanted you to know…

The trail to success is always under construction and here we grow again!

Elachee is turning fabulous 40 and continuing its mission to promote environmental understanding through education and conservation. We are thrilled to share details about enhancements coming soon to the Elachee visitor experience, made in response to community feedback from our 2017 strategic planning survey.

Late 2018 into early 2019, the Elachee campus will be in various states of renovation. When planning your visit to the Nature Center during this time period, please call ahead, 770-535-1976, to check status of exhibit closures.

The Big Reveal Elachee's live animal room exhibit will undergo a facelift in early 2019 to enhance the visitor experience even more!

Elachee members and guests will soon enjoy five new outdoor interpretive exhibits along the trails, balcony and patio at the Elachee Visitor Center. Plus, Elachee’s live ‘Animal Room’ exhibit is being transformed. In addition, we are turning a part of the Visitor Center grounds into an Elachee Meadow for expanded teaching and play space, to also be used for overflow parking as needed. These enhancements are possible thanks to generous gifts from grantors and individual patrons.

The Symbiotic Value of an Elachee Annual Membership

Elachee’s annual membership program is outlined in the enclosed brochure. As a member, you receive valuable Elachee discounts. In turn, your annual membership supports upkeep for the 12-mile hiking trail network in one of Georgia’s largest protected greenspaces – the 1,440-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, which receives no local, state or federal funding. Annual memberships also help provide expert care, food and habitats for live residents in Elachee’s animal exhibits and make possible engaging nature encounters for every age through seasonal public and lifelong learning programming.

Winter Hours

The Elachee Nature Shop and Visitor Center winter hours (December through February) are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. TOP THINGS TO DO

In December, the Nature Shop is offering awesome deals on nature-inspired gifts, science-related toys and games, as well as holiday décor. Did you know members receive a discount on every Nature Shop purchase?

Shake off the winter doldrums with a brisk hike. The Chicopee Woods hiking trails are open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset. Please note, restrooms at Chicopee Lake have been winterized and are closed until March. 

We look forward to sharing all Elachee Nature Science Center has to offer your family and you! Check back often for renovation updates and more. Make sure we have your current email to receive Elachee’s monthly enewsletter. CONTACT US