Chattahoochee Nature Center

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Chattahoochee Nature Center
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Corn snake at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
Type Environmental education center
Location 9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Area 127 acres (51 ha)
Designer John Ripley Forbes

The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a private, non-profit environmental education facility in Roswell, Georgia. Located on 127 acres (0.51 km2) adjacent to the Chattahoochee River, the nature center focuses on educational outreach through the use of live flora and fauna.[1]

An on-site wildlife clinic operates at the center for the rehabilitation and release of reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey. Animals that can not be released back into the wild remain on-site. Many are utilized in displays or for community outreach programs.

Local species of native plants are housed and grown in the center's greenhouse and nursery.

The Chattahoochee Nature Center also offers a popular day camp for Summer, Winter, and Spring Breaks. The camp was recently voted Nickelodeon's Parent's Pick, Best Day Camp for Big Kids.

The Nature Center opened its new interpretive center in June 2009. The building, designed by Lord, Aeck & Sargent is LEED Certified, and the exhibits, designed by AldrichPears Associates, bring to life the important, necessary and timely story of understanding and protecting the Chattahoochee River watershed.[2] The Center houses exciting experiential exhibits, a 65-seat high-definition theater, a rooftop terrace garden for community activities and a Nature Exchange.[3]

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Coordinates: 34°0′16″N 84°22′58″W / 34.00444°N 84.38278°W / 34.00444; -84.38278