Nature is Calling and the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) is ready! CNC has re-opened and we are ready to help you “Get Your Nature On”! Although we are opening and delivering programs on a limited basis, we are excited to, once again, be able to offer our unique, outdoor experiences to the community. Whether it’s hiking, canoeing, or just taking a stroll, CNC has something for everyone. With 127 acres on the Chattahoochee River, the possibilities for outdoor fun are infinite! Learn all about native Georgia plants and animals, gain new perspective by exploring the tree tops on the Screaming Eagle Zip Line and Ropes Course, or observe birds of prey at the Wildlife Walk. Bring the family, have a picnic, and make a day of it! There has never been a better time to de-stress, take a deep breath, and improve your health and wellness by getting outdoors and connecting with nature.

Back by popular demand, CNC’s Butterfly Encounter will open June 6 – August 2. Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase nectar and host plants to start your own butterfly garden at home. The Butterfly Encounter is Included with general admission and free to CNC Members. Visitors must purchase admission tickets in advance, which include a date and time to visit the center. Members will also be required to make a reservation for their visit. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for our visitors, we are drastically reducing the capacity of our outdoor Butterfly Encounter tent to ensure space for social distancing.

CNC has been actively monitoring COVID-19. We have adopted new policies and procedures to offer the best experience possible. More information can be found on our website at, however, the ‘Know Before You Go” quick list includes:

  • Mandatory advanced ticketing and reservations for members and visitors – including Screaming Eagle Zipline. Our limited, timed admission system will not only provide for an intimate experience on the property, but will allow us to reduce person to person contact and better maintain social distancing throughout the admissions process.
  • All purchases must be via credit card only – sorry, no cash will be accepted.
  • Separate Entrance & Exit Points
  • Social Distancing & Personal Protection in place for CNC staff and highly encouraged for visitors
  • Enhanced Cleaning using CDC guidelines
  • Seasonal hours are in place. CNC is open 9-5pm Monday-Saturday and from noon-5pm on Sunday.