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May 30, 2016 (Mon) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Memorial Day River Canoe Trip

canoe cliffsTake advantage of this day off with a relaxing trip on the Chattahoochee River. Join our naturalist for a morning paddle and we’ll get you back in time to prepare for any summer kick-off cookouts. Ages 6-Adult. Register by May 26, $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 30, 2016 (Mon) 1:00 pm -- 1:30 pm

This event is running from Tue, March 1, 2016 until Tue, May 31, 2016.

The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine our River

chattahoocheeThis 22-minute fi­lm will lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the Chattahoochee River and its surrounding watershed. The film brings together 15 voices from environmental groups, government agencies and the private sector. It gives viewers the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of programs and initiatives that are keeping our river healthy and providing access and programs for our citizens.  Recommended age to view the film is 10 and up.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 31, 2016

This event is running from Tue, March 1, 2016 until Tue, May 31, 2016.

Spring Gallery in Bloom

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Our River Resource Gallery is in BLOOM! Come see the Georgia Nature Photographers Association’s top photos focused on the beautiful blooms of spring.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 31, 2016

This event is running from Sun, May 1, 2016 until Tue, May 31, 2016.

Glow What?

img347Visit our black light booth to see some of nature’s minerals glowing bright and learn about animals that use luminescence for survival. You’ll be amazed at the colors you see! How does it happen?

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 31, 2016

This event is running from Tue, March 1, 2016 until Tue, May 31, 2016.

Fairy House Spring Scavenger Hunt

Fairy house (1) Throughout March – May

Fairies are hidden throughout the forest if you look hard enough! Come hike our trails to search for their fairy homes made from tiny natural objects. Earn Nature Exchange points as you find them along the way.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 31, 2016

This event is running from Sun, May 1, 2016 until Tue, May 31, 2016.

Crystals Crystals Crystals

img346Throughout May

Some say crystals can have magical powers. Make your own crystals, paint with salt, and learn about different myths people have shared surrounding crystals.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 31, 2016

This event is running from Tue, May 3, 2016 until Tue, May 31, 2016.

Artists in the Wild

img380Tuesdays in May

CNC partners up with the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance to present local painters creating en plein air art throughout our grounds.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

May 31, 2016 (Tue) 4:00 pm -- 4:30 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 9, 2015 until Sat, December 31, 2016.

Wildlife Feeding Time

image-97Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of our resident animals as our Wildlife Department feeds them!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 01, 2016 (Wed) 10:30 am -- 11:30 am

This event is running from Wed, September 2, 2015 until Wed, December 7, 2016.

Story Time by the River

Lisa S storytime for Grandparents day 2013CNC storytellers will encourage your child’s participation by acting out the movements and sounds of storybook characters. With nature crafts, stories, songs and your child’s participation, we’ll make the best nature stories come alive.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 02, 2016 (Thu) 2:00 pm -- 2:30 pm

This event is running from Thu, December 3, 2015 until Fri, December 30, 2016.

Creature Feature

IMG_0407-300x200Join us every Thursday and Friday at 2 pm for Creature Feature!  Meet one of our native, resident animals with a CNC Naturalist.  Each month will be a different theme so Creature Feature is always exciting! Location will vary so check with admissions desk when you arrive!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 03, 2016 (Fri) 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, June 3, 2016 until Fri, June 24, 2016.

Date Night on the River

image-259Get a babysitter and come relax with us on this adults-only evening paddle. We’ll open up the grounds early so you can bring a picnic dinner, and then our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip. Ages 21+; $30 general public/$25 members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 04, 2016

This event is running from Sat, June 4, 2016 until Sun, June 5, 2016.

17th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Presenting Sponsor: Autotraderimage-150
Major Sponsor: Macy’s and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Saturday, June 4 from 10 AM – 3 PM
Sunday, June 5 from 12 – 5 PM

The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center when the air fills with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies! Join us for this very important fundraising event for the Chattahoochee Nature Center!

  • Live butterfly releases
  • Butterfly Garden tours and plant sale
  • Live butterfly encounters
  • Crafts and face painting
  • Butterfly costume parade
  • Food trucks
  • Live entertainment
  • Butterfly sidewalk art

A great event to kick off summer and create amazing memories!

$12 General Public/$8 CNC Members/Free for Children Ages 2 and Under

Jun 04, 2016 (Sat) 2:00 pm -- 2:30 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 9, 2015 until Sat, December 31, 2016.

Creature Feature

chill and pop bestJoin us every Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm for Creature Feature!  Meet one of our native, resident animals with a CNC Naturalist.  Each month will be a different theme so Creature Feature is always exciting! Location will vary so check with admissions desk when you arrive!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 04, 2016 (Sat) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, June 4, 2016 until Sun, August 28, 2016.

River Canoe Trips

canoersThe Chattahoochee River is calling – Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour paddle down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides take you downriver to see the sights and sounds of this river in the summer. Discover the plants and animals that call this area home and explore the river’s backwaters as you re-imagine the river through a canoeing experience. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 general public/$25 members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 05, 2016 (Sun) 4:00 pm -- 4:30 pm

This event is running from Sun, May 10, 2015 until Sun, December 18, 2016.

Animal Encounter

image-42Learn about the native wildlife living at CNC through a 30-minute live animal presentation with one of our naturalists or docents.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 06, 2016

This event is running from Mon, June 6, 2016 until Sun, July 31, 2016.

Butterfly Encounter

Presenting Sponsor: Autotraderimage-237

June 6 – July 31, Monday to Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 4:30 pm

Special CNC members-only hours: Saturday, June 11 from 9 – 10 AM  

The year’s most popular encounter is back for this summer! This special outdoor encounter is open daily until 4:30 pm from June 6 – July 31! Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Special visiting opportunities include CNC Members Only hours, Breakfast with Butterflies, and special evening hours at Sunset Sips!

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 07, 2016 (Tue) 10:00 am -- 1:00 pm

This event is running from Tue, June 7, 2016 until Tue, August 23, 2016.

Artists in the Wild

Artists in the WildRoswell Fine Arts Alliance is partnering with the CNC to present “Artists in the Wild,” where plein air artists will spread out over CNC’s most picturesque locations. Mingle amongst the artists while they paint scenes in the fresh air. Visitors are welcome to observe their work, ask questions and enjoy the final product.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 11, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 11:30 am

This event is running from Sat, June 11, 2016 until Sat, June 18, 2016.

Family Canoe Day

canoe 2Get your feet wet with our canoe guides on Beaver Pond. This 1 ½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first-time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. We’ll spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, but will also provide races, games and water squirters for those hot summer mornings. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 5+; $15 general public/$10 members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 12, 2016 (Sun) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Woodland Restoration Project

Restoration DayCome help us restore the woodlands. We will be working to remove invasive English ivy and other non-natives in and around our woodlands in order to encourage native plant restoration. These events have a 20 person maximum and fill up early!  Please contact us to reserve a spot for your family or group.  Ages 5 – Adult; Register by June 5th by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator.

Jun 12, 2016 (Sun) 10:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Breakfast with Butterflies

be4Have you ever wanted to have an up close and personal experience with hundreds of butterflies all at once? Breakfast with Butterflies is an opportunity where you can enjoy a light breakfast, experience several species of butterflies in the CNC’s butterfly encounter tent and explore the grounds prior to opening. This is perfect for any amateur or professional photographer. Ages 16+; $25 general public/$15 CNC members; Registration required by June 8 (limited spaces).

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 12, 2016 (Sun) 7:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sundays on the River Concert: Joe Gransden Jazz Quintet

sundays-on-the-river-concertJoe Gransden and his talented jazz quintet will perform music that ranges from classic Frank Sinatra tunes to the music of Georgia’s own Johnny Mercer.  Johnny Mercer, one of America’s most prolific and beloved songwriters, composed and co-wrote more than 1,500 songs, received 19 Academy Award nominations and co founded Capitol Records. Joe Gransden’s classic old soul voice and trumpet solos will bring #GeorgiaMusic alive with classic tunes like Moon River. #‎JoeGransdenBigBand

Sundays on the River Concert series will happen the 2nd Sunday of each month from April to October. Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert will begin at 7:30 pm.  Alcoholic beverages are not allowed and will be available for purchase at the concert. Reserve your tickets online in advance.

$22.50 for Table Seating at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion (you provide the table setting)
$17.50 for general lawn seating, bring your own low chair or blanket
$15 Students (18 and under)
Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult for lawn seating only

Jun 14, 2016 (Tue) 9:45 am -- 11:00 am

This event is running from Tue, June 14, 2016 until Tue, August 9, 2016.

Pee-Wee Naturalist Summer Series

Pee-Wee Naturalist BDOW DemoDo you want to expand your child’s knowledge about nature and meet new friends? During the pee-wee naturalist series, we will explore many areas of the CNC’s 127 acres, get up close and personal with several of our rehabilitated animals and expand our artistic abilities. This program fills up fast, so don’t miss out on the fun. Ages 3 & 4; $55 general public/$40 CNC members (Adult helper required and admitted free); Register by June 3.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 18, 2016 (Sat) 7:00 am -- 10:00 am
Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Help support the wildlife and programs at the Chattahoochee Nature Center by running in the Possum Trot 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run!

The 38th Annual Possum Trot 10K takes place on a flat, fast and scenic course along the scenic banks of the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, GA to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center, a private non-profit education facility dedicated to connecting people to nature.  This is a fun, summer run and an Atlanta tradition for 38 years that is a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race.  The race is limited to 1,500 runners so register early to ensure your spot! This is a point-to-point course with beautiful views of the CRNRA.  The race starts along Willeo Road, turns onto Azalea Road and loops back once, ending at the entrance of the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a post-race awards party including music, swag and awards for 13 age groups.

Event details and schedule: 10K with a start time of 7 AM – $30 pre-registration, $40 race day; Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run with a start time of 7:10 AM – $15; Team/Family Discount: Receive a $3 discount per participant with minimum of 4 members (runners must identify a team name)  Registration: Includes white, cotton blend t-shirt, Great SWAG Bag, post-race awards party at CNCs Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion and FREE admission to CNC on race day

Sign up: Online at ACTIVE.com, at any Big Peach Running Store location (Visit bigpeachrunningco.com for store location information), at CNC or via Mail: Make checks payable to Chattahoochee Nature Center and mail to: P.O. Box 769769, Roswell, GA 30076. Awards: Overall and Masters as well as 13 different age groups. Packet Pickup: Saturday, June 15 from 11 AM – 4 PM at the Big Peach Running Co. (Marietta only).

Jun 19, 2016 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Father’s Day Paddle

canoe 3Celebrate Dad (and Grandpa) with an afternoon canoe trip for the whole family. Let’s paddle to the playgrounds at Riverside Park for a little R & R, but be careful – to beat the heat we’ll be distributing water squirters. Ages 6+; $30 general public/$25 members, Dads save $5; Register by June 16

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 23, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Crooked Wits

June’s performer is Crooked Wits. The members of Crooked Wits originally met in Clinton, South Carolina at Presbyterian College. Stevie was a quarterback, Maggie was a soccer star, and Spencer…well, he sang in the choir.  While we all came from different backgrounds, we quickly bonded over our love for music.  They played together as much as they could for anyone who’d listen and during the summers we all lived in Black Mountain, North Carolina.  It was there, in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where Crooked Wits truly got its start. Influences of the band include Van Morrison, Dave Matthews, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Check them out at http://www.crookedwits.com/

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jun 23, 2016 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
The Nature Club Dine and Discover: Native Plants with Nancy Bekemeyer

NBeckemeyerNancy Bekemeyer is a Landscape Architect and native of Atlanta with a passion for practicing and teaching responsible design with native plants and materials.  Her career managing Substation Forestry with Georgia Power has taken her all over our beautiful state.  It will be a pleasure to hear from  an award winning arborist and active volunteer on Sapelo and Jekyll Islands.  Nancy is also the owner of Penfield House and Gardens listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Join The Nature Club monthly get together and socialize with like-minded folks and learn from experts in the field. The potluck dinner starts at 7 pm and the program starts at 8 pm and is held the fourth Thursday of every month January to October.  Ages 16+; $10 General Public/$5 CNC Members

Registration is not required, but you may visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 25, 2016 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 10:00 am
Great American Backyard Campout

DSC02678Have you ever wanted to camp out in the great outdoors but stay close to home? The CNC offers a great opportunity to campout under the stars. Along with camping, you will go on a guided night hike, have an up-close experience with a rehabilitated animal, and wrap up the evening with a marshmallow roasting campfire. Pack a picnic, bring the camera and drive the family to the CNC’s summer Backyard Campout. $60 general public families/$40 CNC member families (price per tent); Registration required by June 22 due to limited spaces.
For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 25, 2016 (Sat) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Family Canoe Night and Campfire

photo 3 (17)Our popular beginner’s program moves to the evening. This 1 ½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. After paddling on our Beaver Pond, we’ll crack open the s’mores and roast some marshmallows. The CNC provides all equipment and s’mores fixin’s for participants. Ages 5+: $20 general public/$15 members; Register by June 17.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 02, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 11:30 am

This event is running from Sat, July 2, 2016 until Sat, July 16, 2016.

Family Canoe Day

canoe 2Get your feet wet with our canoe guides on Beaver Pond. This 1 ½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. We’ll spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, but will also provide races, games and water squirters for those hot summer mornings. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 5+; $15 general public/$10 CNC members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 02, 2016 (Sat) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, July 2, 2016 until Sat, July 30, 2016.

Conservation Series Canoe Trips

canoe cliffs2Each Saturday in July our canoe guides will be accompanied by local folks working to conserve the river. Hear their stories and learn how you can make a difference for our river while we travel a 2 ½ hour 3-mile loop through the backwaters of Bull Sluice Lake, discovering the plants and animals that call this area home. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 general public/$25 CNC members

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 08, 2016 (Fri) 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Date Night on the River

canoersGet a babysitter and come relax with us on this adults-only evening paddle. We’ll open up the grounds early so you can bring a picnic dinner and then our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip. Ages 21+; $30 general public/$25 CNC members

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 08, 2016 (Fri) 8:00 pm -- 10:00 pm
Waxing Crescent Moon Family Night Hike

Night Hike 1Are you familiar with the phases of the moon? Have you ever felt the shift in energy depending on the different phase that the moon is in? During our family night hike, we will learn about the phases of the moon, discuss tales and legends associated with moon phases and explore one of CNC’s trails. We will wrap up the evening with an up-close experience with one of CNC’s rehabilitated nocturnal animals. All ages; $12 general public/$10 CNC members (in advance); Register by July 6 and save $2 per person.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 10, 2016 (Sun) 10:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Family Friendly Breakfast with Butterflies

be3Have you ever wanted some one-on-one time with several species of butterflies? Join us for a family-friendly morning with exclusive access to the butterfly encounter where you can enjoy a light breakfast, experience several species of butterflies in the CNC’s Butterfly Encounter tent and explore the grounds prior to opening. Ages 4 – adult; $25 general public/$15 CNC members; Registration required by July 7 (limited spaces).

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 10, 2016 (Sun) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Sundays on the River Concert: Bob Bakert and Friends

Enjoy summer sounds from the 60’s and 70’s with Bob Bakert and Friends.  You’ll enjoy tunes that you can sing along with from Eric Clapton to James Taylor and the Beatles, Pop and Blues. Perfect for a summer night! Tickets are $22.50 for first come, first served table seating at the pavilion and $17.50 for lawn seating. Purchase Tickets in Advance on Freshtix.

Doors open at 6 pm and Concert begins at 7 pm

Sundays on the River Concert series will happen the 2nd Sunday of each month from April to October Alcoholic beverages are not allowed and will be available for purchase at the concert.

$22.50 for Table Seating at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion (you provide the table setting)
$17.50 for general lawn seating, bring your own low chair or blanket
$15 Students (18 and under)
Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult for lawn seating only

Jul 14, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Garrett Douglas

July’s performer is solo performer Garrett Douglas. Garrett’s young talent is striking as he expertly delivers originals and covers of bands of today and yesterday. Favorites include everything from Hall & Oates and The Beatles to The White Stripes and Jack Johnson. Garrett’s voice and guitar strumming covers so many genera – he’s bound to strike a chord with you. Check him out at https://soundcloud.com/garrett_dean_douglas

(*Please note, July’s event is occurring on the 2nd Thursday instead of the 4th Thursday).

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Jul 14, 2016 (Thu) 8:00 pm -- 10:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, July 14, 2016 until Sat, July 30, 2016.

“Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America” with Georgia Ensemble Theatre

GET_Almost_Heaven_Promo2Back by popular demand, the Georgia Ensemble Theatre will host “Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America” at the CNC. Sing along to John Denver’s songs, including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and “Calypso” as they are rediscovered and reinvented in this nostalgic and exciting outdoor concert.

Show times are July 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30, all at 8 PM. The CNC will open its gates at 6:30 PM for ticket holders.

Table seating under the Pavilion are $30. Come early and set up your meal for friends in this lovely covered outdoor setting; Lawn seating under the stars is $15. Bring a blanket or low-backed lawn chair and your picnic basket.  Wine and beer are available for purchase at the bar. Tickets are available beginning April 12 online at www.get.org.

Jul 16, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Woodland Restoration Project

Restoration Day(1)Come help us restore our woodlands during this morning of service. We will be working to remove invasive English ivy and privet in and around our 127 acres to encourage native plant restoration. These events have a 20 person maximum and fill up early!  Please contact us to reserve a spot for your family or group.  Ages 5 – Adult; Register by July 13th by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator.

Jul 17, 2016 (Sun) 10:00 am -- 2:00 pm
Butterfly Encounter Photography Workshop

image-903Join Atlanta-based nature photographer Eric Bowles for a workshop to help you to make better photographs of butterflies and other garden subjects. You’ll have private access to the Butterfly Encounter and the butterfly garden, along with classroom time to talk about technique, equipment, and tips. Open to all skill levels.

This workshop is intended to help you understand how to make better images of butterflies and other insects in a natural environment. You’ll learn about what camera settings to use for butterfly photos, how to create outstanding compositions, tips on field techniques for butterflies, editing tips for your images, and much more. Ages 16+; $40 general public/$30 CNC members; Registration required by July 13.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 20, 2016 (Wed) 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Moon Landing Paddle

image-259This is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Join us for a special weekday paddling trip followed by stargazing and a campfire. Ages 6 +; $40 general public/$30 CNC members; Register two participants and save $5

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 28, 2016 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
The Nature Club Dine and Discover: Making Atlanta a Bird Friendly City

AdamBetual2015.2Join us for our potluck dinner and then our speaker, Adam Betuel. Adam is the director of conservation at the Atlanta Audubon Society. He will focus on important conservation projects and highlight ways in which we can take action on our own or through our programs and educational workshops. There will be an activity for us to participate in and perhaps an evening bird walk.

Join The Nature Club monthly get together and socialize with like-minded folks and learn from experts in the field. The potluck dinner starts at 7 pm and the program starts at 8 pm and is held the fourth Thursday of every month January to October.  Ages 16+; $10 General Public/$5 CNC Members

Registration is not required, but you may visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Aug 07, 2016 (Sun) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Woodland Restoration Project

Restoration DayCome help us restore the wetlands. We will be working to remove invasive Chinese privet and other non-natives in and around our wetlands in order to encourage native plant restoration. These events have a 20 person maximum and fill up early!  Please contact us to reserve a spot for your family or group.  Ages 5 – Adult; Register by July 31st by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator.

Aug 07, 2016 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Water Day

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Water Day is a celebration of water as summer winds down. Splash through sprinklers, meet water-loving community partners, play water games, make water crafts!  Come dressed to get wet – swim suits, sunglasses, and flip flops are welcomed!

  •         Fun with Bubbles
  •         Water Crafts
  •         Outdoor Games and Sidewalk Chalk
  •         Storytime
  •         Raffle

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Aug 08, 2016 (Mon) 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Home School Open House

Journal 4Interested families are welcomed to attend this open house to learn more about our 2016-17 Homeschool Science Monday program. Ages 5+

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Aug 12, 2016 (Fri) 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, August 12, 2016 until Fri, August 26, 2016.

Music Night on the River

canoersPaddle faster… we hear banjos! Our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip while we are serenaded by a string duo. We will open the grounds early for participants in this adults-only trip to enjoy a BYO picnic dinner. Ages 21+; $30 general public/$25 members

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Aug 13, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 11:30 am
Family Canoe Day

canoe 101Get your feet wet with our canoe guides on Beaver Pond. This 1 ½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. We’ll spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, but will also provide races, games and water squirters for those hot summer mornings. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 5+; $15 general public/$10 CNC members; Register by August 10.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Aug 14, 2016 (Sun) 12:30 pm -- 5:00 pm
Docent Orientation

Docent OrientationIn this introductory class, we will explore the various areas of education volunteering, including leading guided hikes, interpretive exhibits and doing animal presentations. To register for CNC’s Docent Orientation, email programs@chattnaturecenter.org. Ages 10-Adult, Register by August 4th, (Children 16 and under must have an adult), FREE

Aug 14, 2016 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm
STARLAB

StarlabwithstarsCome visit CNC’s own round portable celestial theater: STARLAB. Inside our planetarium, we’ll customize the night sky so that it projects the stars location for that very day as well as discuss the Perseids Meteor Shower that is occurring between July 17 and August 24. (Two, 25-minute presentations); Ages 6+. Please note for small children: the planetarium is completely dark.
(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Aug 14, 2016 (Sun) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Sundays on the River Concert: The Bonaventure Quartet

The Bonaventure Quartet BVQ will be performing 100% Georgia grown music by Georgians for Georgians! Enjoy these truly talented musicians, the Bonaventure Quartet, whose music displays the melding of European influences, camp, and swing noire as you chill out. Amy Pike’s (formerly of the Lost Continentals) singing transports you to another space. Combining the gypsy-jazz stylings of Django Reinhardt and the torchy-twangy mezzo of Patsy Cline deliveries with a rowdy troupe of Romani-esque instrumentalists including Charles Williams and Dan Coy on guitars, Joel Morris on drums, Mark Bynum on Bass, Gabe Granitz on accordion, as Ken Gregory plays brass along with Don Erdman’s sax and clarinet, they’ll include tunes from Georgia’s own Johnny Mercer, delivered with their unique sound. They won Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Last year they were interviewed on Atlanta’s WABE 90.1 http://news.wabe.org/post/bonaventure-quartet-tunes-atlanta-area-performances

Doors open at 6 pm and concert begins at 7 pm – Purchase Advance Tickets On Line

Sundays on the River Concert series will happen the 2nd Sunday of each month from April to October.  Alcoholic beverages are not allowed and will be available for purchase at the concert.

$22.50 for Table Seating at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion (you provide the table setting)
$17.50 for general lawn seating, bring your own low chair or blanket
$15 Students (18 and under)
Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult for lawn seating only

Aug 20, 2016 (Sat) 5:30 pm -- 8:30 pm
Film Screening: Return of the River

MoviePosterJoin us with our partner American Rivers for a film screening of “Return of the River.” This movie features an unlikely success story for environmental and cultural restoration. The film captures the tenacity of individuals who would not give up on a river, mirroring the tenacity of salmon headed upstream to spawn. It is a narrative with global ramifications, exploring the complex relationship between communities and the environment that sustains them. Ages 16+; $10 per person; tickets available beginning May 15 (limited spaces).

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Aug 20, 2016 (Sat) 8:00 pm -- 10:00 pm
Shooting Stars Family Night Hike

Night Hike 1Have you ever heard of the Perseid Meteor Shower? The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour. This meteor shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. During our family night hike, we will gaze at the sky for shooting stars, planets and constellations as we explore one of the CNC’s trails. Remember, if you see a shooting star, make a wish but don’t tell anyone or it won’t come true. All ages; $10 general public/$7 CNC members (advance); Day of $15 general public/$10 CNC members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Aug 21, 2016 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 5:00 pm
Environmental Science Merit Badge

image-367Ever wondered what it was like to be an environmental scientist? While earning the Environmental Science Merit Badge, our Certified Merit Badge Counselors will give the scouts a firsthand experience on how scientists and specialists use their knowledge of natural science to protect the environment and human health by making observations and carrying out experiments. Boy Scouts will leave with a deepened knowledge on how important environmental scientists are to the natural world and how they are crucial to improving our environmental quality in every aspect. Ages 14+; $30 per scout; Register by August 17.

To register email scheduling@chattnaturecenter.org or call 770-992-2055 x237 to register. Learn more about Girl and Boy Scout programs offered at the CNC by emailing the Scout Coordinator.

Aug 25, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: City Mouse

August’s performing band is City Mouse. City Mouse is the collective spirit of Atlanta-based talent, Brian Revels, Jenna Mobley, and Michael Hudgins. Born in the latter part of 2012, City Mouse is a spawn of too many nostalgic nights of conversations about a shared sense of appeal for the Americana movement. This young Atlanta folk band will make sure you have a great time, every time. With a mixture of instruments from this trio including the banjo, guitar, standup bass, and fiddle, they are a foot-stomping good time. Check them out at http://citymousemusic.com/about/

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Aug 25, 2016 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
The Nature Club Dine and Discover: Rattlesnakes

The Nature ClubChris Jenkins of the Orianne Society will join us to share all about rattlesnakes following the potluck at 7 pm.

Join The Nature Club monthly get together and socialize with like-minded folks and learn from experts in the field. The potluck dinner starts at 7 pm and the program starts at 8 pm and is held the fourth Thursday of every month January to October.  Ages 16+; $10 General Public/$5 CNC Members

Registration is not required, but you may visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Aug 28, 2016 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 5:00 pm
Canoeing Merit Badge

canoe 6CNC offers a fantastic opportunity for Boy Scouts to learn from river canoe guides. They’ll review canoe safety, history and operation, and then we’ll learn solo and tandem paddling techniques on our Beaver Pond, as well as learn to swamp the boats and take some time for swimming! Scouts will cover all parts of the merit badge, however First Aid and Swimming merit badges are prerequisites. Our Certified Merit Badge Counselors are excited to meet you and look forward to getting out into the water with you! $40 per scout, Register by August 23 (limited spaces).

To register email scheduling@chattnaturecenter.org or call 770-992-2055 x237 to register. Learn more about Girl and Boy Scout programs offered at the CNC by emailing the Scout Coordinator.

Sep 11, 2016 (Sun) 7:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sundays on the River Concert

sundays-on-the-river-concertSundays on the River Concert Series kicks off a new season at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

September Concert – Will be Announced Soon!

Sundays on the River Concert series will happen the 2nd Sunday of each month from April to October. Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert will begin at 7:30 pm.  Alcoholic beverages are not allowed and will be available for purchase at the concert. Reserve your tickets online in advance.

$22.50 for Table Seating at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion (you provide the table setting)
$17.50 for general lawn seating, bring your own low chair or blanket
$15 Students (18 and under)
Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult for lawn seating only

Sep 18, 2016 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Outdoor Skills Day

outdoorCanoeing, camping, cooking, and more! Outdoor Skills Day is here to help you enjoy the outdoors by teaching you some basic outdoor skills. Community partners will be ready to share their expertise and get you excited about an outdoor adventure this fall.

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Sep 22, 2016

This event is running from Thu, September 22, 2016 until Sat, September 24, 2016.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Florida Flame Azalea, Rhododendron austrinum orange redCNC Member Sale Exclusive – September 22nd

Public Sale – September 23rd and 24th

Sep 22, 2016 (Thu) 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sunset Sips: Old Chattanooga

September’s performing group is Old Chattanooga. Just like the band’s name, Old Chattanooga has the old sound of traditional folk music. The band features the talented Micah Spence on fiddle, and his sound will take you back in time to the days of foot stompin’ and front porch sittin’. Get ready to kick up your heels, strut and spin, and get back to the roots of music with this timeless band. Check them out at https://oldchattanooga.bandcamp.com/album/downer-spence

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)

Sep 22, 2016 (Thu) 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Thu, September 22, 2016 until Thu, October 27, 2016.

The Nature Club Dine and Discover

The Nature ClubJoin The Nature Club monthly get together and socialize with like-minded folks and learn from experts in the field. The potluck dinner starts at 7 pm and the program starts at 8 pm and is held the fourth Thursday of every month January to October.  $10 General Public/$5 CNC Members

Registration is not required, but you may visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

 

Oct 09, 2016 (Sun) 7:30 pm -- 9:30 pm
Sundays on the River Concert

sundays-on-the-river-concertSundays on the River Concert Series kicks off a new season at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

October Concert – Will be Announced Soon!

Sundays on the River Concert series will happen the 2nd Sunday of each month from April to October. Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert will begin at 7:30 pm.  Alcoholic beverages are not allowed and will be available for purchase at the concert. Reserve your tickets online in advance.

$22.50 for Table Seating at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion (you provide the table setting)
$17.50 for general lawn seating, bring your own low chair or blanket
$15 Students (18 and under)
Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult for lawn seating only

Oct 16, 2016 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Harvest on the Hooch

H on the HJoin us for this unique Farm to Table Garden Fest complete with tastings prepared by our favorite local restaurants and caterers.  Harvest on the Hooch will allow you to enjoy samplings of local craft beers and wine, Bluegrass music, Games, Alpacas and other surprise farm guests!  Supporting this garden helps those in need, by providing fresh produce to the Food Pantry at North Fulton Community Charity each week.  It is our goal to educate the community on the value and environmental benefits of the ‘farm-to-table’ movement.  Meet some real ‘foodies’ and learn about adding healthy fresh foods to your diet as you party with us! Contact DeAnn Fordham for details at 770-992-2055 x 226.

Oct 21, 2016 (Fri) 6:30 pm -- 10:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, October 21, 2016 until Sat, October 29, 2016.

Halloween Hikes

Friday and Saturday, October 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th – 6:30 pm

A Family Event you won’t want to miss! If you are searching for a unique Halloween adventure, we have the program for you. Take your child on a well-lit hike through the forest to meet woodland creatures and hear about their lives. It’s the perfect non-scary alternative to traditional Halloween events and a VERY important fundraiser for CNC!

  • World Music
  • Guided Night Hike lasting approximately 45 minutes, stopping to meet costumed characters
  • Festival Fun
  • Camp Fire
  • Concessions Available for Purchase

CNC Members may purchase tickets in advance beginning on October 1st at the Visitor Services Desk in the Discovery Center. CNC is open Monday – Saturday from 10 am—5 pm and Sunday from Noon – 5 pm

Ticket Sales begin at 6:30 pm each night and end at 8:30 pm for the General Public (advance tickets are not available)

Dec 03, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm
Back to Nature Holiday Market and Festival

OUR GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY IS FREE PUBLIC ADMISSION TO CNC

Meet over Forty Fine Arts Artisans,  Artisans of the Farm and Kitchen and Instrumental Artisans – all while supporting local crafts-persons and Fair Trade.  Our market contains local vendors selling their hand-made, eco-friendly goods for your holiday gift giving.  These skilled entrepreneurs make unique items that you won’t find in retail stores.  Buy local this Holiday Season and help our economy! Avoid crowded malls.

Meet talented entrepreneurs and local vendors selling holiday gifts galore!  Last year we had a wide variety of vendors and many of them will be returning again this year. Visit our Nature Store for unique eco-friendly gifts, fun nature toys and games, nature related books perfect for you and your favorite nature lovers.  You can also purchase gift memberships to CNC for your friends and family!  Nature Exchange Traders can find a fun gift for parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters!

PLEASE CARPOOL! Free parking, but limited spaces, please help us and the earth by carpooling!  Some vendors only take cash or check.

Dec 11, 2016 (Sun) 12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Reindeer Day

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The 6th annual Reindeer Day is sure to be a holiday highlight for you and your family. Live reindeer join the other animals at CNC to help you get in the holiday spirit. All Ages.

  • Live Reindeer
  • Crafts & Face Painting
  • Food Truck
  • Marshmallow Roasting with Camp Kingfisher
  • Trail Hikes
  • Creature Feature

(Included with General Admission and Free to CNC Members)