Things to Do

at Elachee Nature Science Center

Enjoy interactive exhibits at your own pace or find a quiet spot to watch nature at work.

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Around the Nature Center


Ed Dodd Self-Guided Trail Take a 0.64-mile hike among diverse forest and topography of the Chicopee Wood Nature Preserve.

Live Animal Exhibit See 25 native Georgia species of reptiles and amphibians in curated habitats that showcase settings where you may find them.

Outdoor Aviary Observe a non-releasable Great Horned Owl. Bufo virginianus is the largest owl species in our state and is also found in each of Georgia’s 159 counties. Follow @chewy_the_owl.

Demonstration Beehives* Witness a pollinator ecosystem at work in the Mike and Robbie McCormac Pollinator Pass interpretive exhibit.

Storybook Trail Read a children’s book on kiosks as you stroll along the paved 0.4-mile Geiger Trail, from Elachee’s back patio to the picnic area.

Garden, Tree and Pollinator Exhibits
Study plants, identify tree species and view painted murals of winged Georgia pollinators.


*Not all indoor exhibits are available to the general public at all times. Please call to ask, 770-535-1976.

Enjoy a Dog- and Tobacco-Free Park

No dogs, pets, smoking, vaping or tobacco products allowed in the Chicopee Woods Conservation Area, on the Elachee campus or designated parking areas per the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission, effective January 1, 2021.

Picnic Area

Groups of 10 or more require an Elachee Group Use Permit.
Call 770-535-1976 for details.