Hours of Operation
Children under 12 $2
Under 2 Free
CMNC Members Free
Cochran Mill Nature Center is a private, 501c3 non-profit and not affiliated with Cochran Mill Park.
For information on Cochran Mill Park please visit their website.
Cochran Mill Nature Center has served thousands of people representing eleven metro Atlanta counties. Families, at-risk youth, school groups, businesses, churches, corporations, community organizations, scout troops, seniors, and disabled or physically-challenged individuals have participated in the Nature Center's extensive programming.
Topics taught to school age children include a wide range of topics from birds of prey and reptiles to Native Americans and pond ecology.
Environmental Education: Features hands-on exploration, interactive games, interpretive trail hikes, and wildlife demonstrations. Several thousand students visit the Center each year to participate in programs that increase awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the environment, while encouraging creative thinking.
Wildlife Rehabilitation: Provides homes for native and non-native animal species by serving as a licensed rehabilitation facility. Many of these species, such as the birds of prey, have been orphaned or permanently injured and are unable to survive in the wild. The animals are nurtured and cared for at the Nature Center and used during the educational programs. The staff releases any wildlife that is able to live in its natural habitat.
Special events: Conducts a variety of annual events and activities for the community, including a Halloween Hayride event, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Snake Day Festival, and other seasonal activities. The Nature Center also hosts children's birthday parties, weddings and other private events.
Nature Day Camp Programs: Offers several week-long day camp programs for children ages 4-13. Camps are held during the summer break. Nature Day Camps feature environmental education and outdoor activities.
The Nature Center's extensive programming is made possible through the tremendous support of dedicated volunteers who serve as environmental educators, wildlife feeders, special event coordinators, landscapers, fundraisers, office administrators and more. Along with regularly scheduled programming, the Nature Center is open to the public. Known for its hiking, picnicking and beautiful surroundings, the Nature Center has become a destination spot for outdoor enthusiasts in the area.
The Nature Center also serves as an important resource to community groups concerned about the rapid land development in the surrounding areas. By collaborating with groups such as the Chattahoochee Hill Country Alliance, a grassroots effort to influence "smart growth" through conservation, the Nature Center helps preserve the historic integrity of the area and protect the numerous streams and forests located close to the center.
If you would enjoy learning more about the areas surrounding Cochran Mill Nature Center please check out the following links:
The Chattahoochee Hills Historical Society:
Friends of Parks:
Cochran Mill Nature Center
6300 Cochran Mill Road Palmetto, GA 30268
Phone: (770)306-0914 Fax (770) 306-8463