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Sandy Creek Nature Center

Featuring 225 acres of woodlands and wetlands, the Sandy Creek Nature Center is a gateway to outdoor exploration. More than 4 miles of trails and an ADA interpretive trail are available with connections to the North Oconee River Greenway and Cook's Trail.

The SPLOST-funded Education and Visitor Center includes live reptiles, amphibians, marine and freshwater aquariums, interactive natural history exhibits, and an incredible resource library all housed in an eco-friendly building. There is also a circa 1815 Log House and several wildlife observation areas on site.

Come and explore their small planetarium and newly expanded exhibit hall with interactive learning centers that feature the wetlands, coastal, woodlands, agriculatural and  urban environments of Northeast Georgia. The Frog Pond Shop with its variety of nature-based gifts is popular with all ages. The shop is open during nature center hours.

Sandy Creek Nature Center, nestled among 250 acres of woodland, fields, and marshland, provides a secluded, tranquil setting for a meeting, conference, or retreat. The Education and Visitor Center is a multi-use building featuring live animal exhibits, meeting rooms, and an earth-friendly, energy-saving design. The Walker Hall Complex, a quiet retreat in the woods, includes meeting rooms, outdoor decks, nearby trails, and exhibits.

Meeting Features:
•Picnic and recreational areas along the Greenway riverwalk
•Exhibit galleries

August Journey Through the Stars: Family Planetarium Program

    From: August 08, 2015 - August 08, 2015
Bring the family to Sandy Creek Nature Center to relish the planetarium program in the Sky Center. You will journey through the night sky, exploring ... View Details

Critter Tales at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    From: August 08, 2015 - August 08, 2015
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present “Critter Tales”. Families are invited to listen to a story about nature... View Details

Nature’s Trading Post

    From: August 15, 2015 - August 15, 2015
  The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services will host a Nature's Trading Post this summer on Saturdays, July 18 and August 15 f... View Details

Fred Birchmore Memorial 5K and Fun Run

    From: September 13, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Athens native Fred Birchmore was always ready to begin his next adventure! Fred , who passed away in April 2012 at age 100, was a world traveler, adve... View Details