The Nature Center

Welcoming over 65,000 annual visitors to this Gainesville treasure, Elachee Nature Science Center in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve has a rich legacy of building environmental literacy for Georgians of all ages. 

Our Campus

Delight in encounters with live animals and witness nature’s miracles. Take part in conservation efforts. Hike the trails or gather with friends. LEARN MORE

Our Mission

We offer diverse programs promoting environmental understanding and conservation. LEARN MORE

Our Team

Elachee educators, scientists, and naturalists teach school children, adults and families how nature works. MEET OUR TEAM 

Our Supporters

We engage the public through environmental education programs, memberships, volunteer opportunities and fundraising events. LEARN MORE 

Our Operations

Elachee is a private, independently-operated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. LEARN MORE 

Our History

The Elachee campus sits amidst 2,674 acres the Johnson and Johnson Corporation gifted to Gainesville, GA, in 1980. READ MORE