New Interpretive Exhibits

With most of the Pardon our Progress barriers removed, visitors now have even more reasons to plan a trip to Elachee, the only SACS/AdvancED-accredited nature center in the southeastern United States.

Elachee’s Newest Attractions

Stroll around the Nature Center grounds, along the Garden Trail, to study plants in six interpretive garden exhibits including the Green Roof, Pollinator Meadow, Rain, Bee and Children’s Garden. Identify 10 tree species in Chicopee Woods from the Elachee Nature Science Center balcony.

Along the Elachee Visitor Center balcony, the newly installed Trail of Trees exhibit introduces you to trees in Chicopee Woods that are viewable from this perch. Identify 10 species with help from interpretative panels installed along the balcony railing.

While on the balcony, seek inspiration from the words of famous naturalists, poets, writers, philosophers and other nature observers, featured on decorative banners hanging overhead.

You will also be amazed by another newly installed, long-term exhibit. The Georgia Pollinator Art features paintings imagined and created by students in PreK through 12th grade from 30 area schools’ art programs. This exhibit is being curated now. Of the 32 panels in this exhibit, 14 are hanging on the Visitor Center balcony. In May, the remaining art will be displayed around the Elachee campus. Elachee's Georgia Pollinator Art Exhibit features mural paintings imagined and created by PreK-12th grade students from 20 Gainesville, Ga. area schools.

 ‘Adopt’ a Student Pollinator Panel

Elachee is offering community friends and supporters the chance to ‘adopt’ a Student Pollinator Panel for a $350 donation. This gift will be used to help curate this long-term exhibit and preserve the art. A plaque will be hung alongside the panel acknowledging your adoption. CONTACT US for next steps.

Newly Enhanced Exhibits

Step back inside the Nature Center to admire more student art visiting Elachee as part of Georgia’s traveling Duck Stamp Exhibit.

Make time to observe live honey bee hives at work in the Pollinator Pass exhibit on your way to tour the newly refurbished Natural History exhibit.

On the Nature Center patio level stop by the Outdoor Aviary and say hello to the red-tailed hawk. Then meet snakes, turtles and other species in Elachee’s Live Animal exhibit that is nearing completion of a complete redesign of resident creatures’ habitats.

Plan Your Visit to Elachee