Elachee Nature Science Center

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Facility:Elachee Nature Science Center
Description:While inside the Nature Center take a "voyage" to outer space in our Astronomy Hall, Searching for Spaceship Earth, filled with an array of displays to acquaint you with our solar system, planet earth, and beyond. Discover how much you weigh on other planets, make a rubbing of star constellations, see a 100 pound meteorite older than earth, and watch an astronomy video. Children will enjoy the moonscape, hands-on activities and special reading area. See the latest in earth science and astronomical discoveries through ViewSpace, a constantly updating video displaying images of earth, planets, and the universe taken from Hubble and other telescopes and space probes traveling throughout the universe.

Waters of Time highlights include visual and hands-on activities for children including a dino dig box with real fossils to find, a 1-ton petrified log, displays of actual fossils and artifacts, pottery rubbings to make and take home, and special nature goop where you can create forest animal tracks. It provides a fun and educational experience for the entire family.

Specially designed education programs available - see website for info.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:2125 Elachee Drive
Address 2:
City:Gainesville
State/Province:GA
Zip Code:30504
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Admission:$5 Adults, $3 Children
Telephone:(770) 535-1976
Website:http://www.elachee.org/
R E V I E W S
Dotty G., Co-op Member
Elachee has many great programs to relax and unplug and learn about nature and the world around us.
We took in the Bat program, It was fascinating. We ended up with so much information that we had to do 2 lapbooks, (added bonus, as we talked about it over lunch someone at the next table heard us and shared actual real video he had taken of the "flying fox" bat from Australia.)
They host Camps, Nature walks, plant sales, Brown Bag Lecture Series, Children s Nature Birthday Parties, conservation projects, Live Animal Room, Outdoor Aviary, and Bee Hives.
They have specials for Homeschool groups also.
Field Trips for Home School Groups
Field trips to Elachee are a must do for any home study program, home school association or school system sonline school. Take advantage of our STEM-based environmental curriculum by choosing among Elachee s diverse grade-specific Field Trip options.

Home School Program Series
Elachee offers two dynamic grade-appropriate program options for Hands On-Minds On learning.
These themed instructional series, spanning two semesters, take place the first Wednesday of
each month September through May.
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