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Sandy Creek Nature Center

  • 205 Old Commerce Rd.|
  • Athens GA 30601
  • 706.613.3615

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, agricultural 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.

FOR MEETINGS
 
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

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    Naturalists Walk and Nature’s Trading Post at Sandy Creek Nature Center

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    • Naturalist’s Walks” are planned for Saturdays from 10 – 11 AM. Join…
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    "Critter Tales" at Sandy Creek Nature Center

    • Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
    • "Critter Tales” will take place Saturdays 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Participants…
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    Breakfast with Santa at Sandy Creek

    • Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
    • 12/10/16
    • Join Santa for breakfast. Enjoy crafts and activities for children, as well as…
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