Discovery Saturdays at Elachee: Butterfly Hike and Live Animal Showcases

Date & Time
June 12th, 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). For the health of our community and to protect those most vulnerable in our lives, please continue to wear appropriate face covering when indoors at Elachee if you are not fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

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: Butterflies and Pollinators Hike

Saturday morning, June 12, 2021, join an Elachee Naturalist on guided hike to discover butterflies and other pollinators in Chicopee Woods, primarily along the Dodd Loop (moderate trail with some steep sections). Program maximum of 20 participants. Pre-Registration Required.

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

Hike Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Hike Start/Finish: Elachee Nature Science Center - Visitor Center

Afternoon: Live Animal Showcases

Saturday, June 12, 2021 meet 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., June 11, 2021 for a program session. On Saturday, June 12, 2021, check program availability at the Elachee Visitor Center admission desk.


  • 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