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Elachee Nature Science Center

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Our Mission: To promote environmental understanding through education and conservation.

Our campus consists of a 1,500 acre forest nature preserve with 13 miles of hiking trails. The preserve serves as a plant and animal sanctuary and an ideal outdoor classroom. Our Center houses an interactive museum that will excite and educate visitors of all ages.

  • North Georgia's Premier Nature Center
  • Environmental Education
  • Pre K-12 Science Field Trips
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Workshops & Special Events
  • Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
  • Preserving the Chicopee Woods for Future Generations

Mission Statement

Elachee's mission is to promote environmental understanding through education and conservation.


Elachee is one of the premier environmental education centers in Georgia serving 35,000 students from more than 22 school systems and an additional 30,000 visitors to the museum and Preserve each year.

Located in the 1,500-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve in North Georgia, Elachee is celebrating more than 30 years of building environmental literacy for Georgians through quality educational experiences, museum exhibitions, special programs, and resources for schools and the general public. Elachee's curriculum is designed to develop a healthy ecological consciousness and includes preschool. elementary, and secondary education programs paralleling the Georgia Performance Standards. Other offerings include teacher education, summer day camp, special public programs, scout and home school programs, children's birthday parties, and facility rentals.

Elachee is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) institution supported by program fees, memberships, fundraising events, museum admissions, and donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals like you.

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Museum Hours:Seasonal Hours November 26th – March 25th Monday – Friday 10am-3pm, Closed Saturdays & Sundays Holiday Closures November 22nd – 24th December 22nd – January 1st


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