Interactive Discovery and Animal Encounters

Exhibits at the Elachee Visitor Center 


  • Natural History Exhibit: Learn more about the history and living wonders of the Chicopee Woods.
  • Live Animal Room: See 25 species of reptiles and amphibians who call Elachee home. ADOPT AN ELACHEE ANIMAL FRIEND 
  • Outdoor Aviary: Observe a Great Horned Owl, Bufo virginianus. This legendary predator is the newest resident Elachee Animal Ambassador. Blind in one eye, due to being hit by a vehicle, his rehabilitation team determined he cannot survive in the wild. Elachee welcomes this owl species, the largest in our state, which is found in every Georgia county.
  • Garden Trail: Stroll around the Nature Center grounds to study plants in six interpretive garden exhibits including the Green Roof, Pollinator Meadow, Rain, Bee and Children’s Garden.
  • Trail of Trees: Along the Elachee Visitor Center balcony, identify tree 10 species with help from interpretative panels installed along the railing.
  • Georgia Pollinator Exhibit: students from 30 area schools’ art programs, in PreK through 12th grade, imagined and painted murals of winged Georgia pollinators as part of this interpretive long-term exhibit.
  • Bee Hives: Witness this pollinator ecosystem at work in the Mike and Robbie McCormac Pollinator Pass interpretive exhibit at Elachee. Take a seat in the peaceful Geiger Garden to watch the bees enter and exit the hives. Then walk inside the Visitor Center to view the demonstration hives buzzing with purposeful activity and learn about these valuable insects. READ MORE

Looking for a Home at Elachee

Future Plans: Into the Woods Interactive Exhibit
Elachee seeks a capital gift to bring to life this adaptive look at Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve that ushers the outdoors inside and will serve as an educational amphitheatre.

CONTACT US to learn how your gift may bring this exhibit "to life."