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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.

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

"Critter Tales" at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    From: August 09, 2014 - August 09, 2014
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services will present "Critter Tales" on Saturdays, June 14, July 12, and August 9 from 2:30... View Details

Journey Through the Stars: Adult Planetarium Program

    From: August 09, 2014 - August 09, 2014
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services will present Journey through the Stars for Adults on Saturday, August 9 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.... View Details

Journey Through the Stars: Family Planetarium Program

    From: August 09, 2014 - August 09, 2014
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services will present will Journey through the Stars for Families this summer at Sandy Creek Nature Ce... View Details

Naturalist's Walk at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    From: August 16, 2014 - August 16, 2014
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services hosts a Naturalist's Walk, monthly through August at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Sandy Cre... View Details

Nature's Trading Post

    From: August 16, 2014 - August 16, 2014
The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services will host "Nature's Trading Post" this summer on Saturday, August 16, from 11:00 a... View Details

Fred Birchmore Memorial Fun Run & 5K

    From: September 14, 2014 - September 14, 2014
The Fred Birchmore Memorial Race is named in memory of legendary Athenian Fred Birchmore, who was a member and leader of the Kiwanis Club of Athens f... View Details