Discovery Saturdays at Elachee: Mushroom Hike and Live Animal Showcases

Date & Time
May 22nd, 2021 9:00 AM

The Elachee Visitor Center and Exhibits are open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for general admission (see details below). Visitors must follow CDC social distancing guidelines, as well as posted instructions. Masks or other appropriate facial coverings are required for all indoor areas. 

Parking: All vehicles subject to the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission parking fee.
PRE-PAID Program Fees count as your paid admission (see morning and afternoon special programming details or find Elachee Admission details below). 

Scheduled Programming Planned Today

Morning Mushroom Hike with Tom Diggs

Saturday morning, May 22, 2021, join Tom Diggs on a guided botany hike to discover mushrooms in Chicopee Woods, primarily along the Dodd Loop (moderate trail with some steep sections). This program is restricted to ages 18+ and a maximum of 20 participants.

Hike Time: 9 to 11 a.m.
Hike Start/Finish: Elachee Nature Science Center - Visitor Center

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Join Tom Govus on a Trillium Hike in Chicopee Woods on Saturday morning, April 20, 2021. Pre-registration required.


Live Animal Showcases

Saturday, May 22, 2021 enjoy meeting some of the Elachee resident animals as part of an exploration of our Live Animal Exhibit, guided by an Elachee Naturalist. Elachee Natures Science Center offers Live Animal Showcase programs at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021. 

Visitors may register online until 4 p.m., May 21, 2021 for a program session. On Saturday, May 22, 2021, check program availability at the Elachee Visitor Center admission desk.


  • 11-11:45 a.m.
  • 1-1:45 p.m.
  • 3-3:45 p.m.

Visit the Nature Center Today

Visitors are welcome for admission to the Elachee Visitor Center, Exhibits and to the Nature Shop. Elachee Visitor Center Admission: 

Address: 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville, GA 30504 DIRECTIONS / PLAN YOUR VISIT