An­i­mals & Na­ture

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CHAT­TA­HOOCHEE NA­TURE CEN­TER— This non­profit fa­cil­ity on the Chat­ta­hoochee River cov­ers 127 acres of pre­served wet­lands and wood­lands. En­joy wildlife pro­grams, en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion, hor­ti­cul­ture, walk­ing trails, guided ca­noe trips and more. Open daily. Adults $10, se­niors (65+) & ages 13-18 $7, ages 3-12 $6, ages 2 and un­der free. www. chat­tna­ture­cen­ter.org. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 770.992.2055. Map1/C4 DUN­WOODY NA­TURE CEN­TER— This na­ture pre­serve has ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages. There are kids and adult classes, as well as spe­cial fam­ily events. Wildlife is abun­dant in­clud­ing owls, hawks, snap­ping tur­tles, bun­nies, coy­otes and more. There is even a board­walk that cour­ses through a marshy wet­land. Open daily 7 am to sun­down. Free ad­mis­sion. www.dun­woo­dy­na­ture.org. 5343 Roberts Dr., Dun­woody, 770.394.3322. Map1/D4 GE­OR­GIA AQUAR­IUM— The world’s largest aquar­ium is home to unique ma­rine life in­clud­ing whale sharks, bel­uga whales and dol­phins. A 4-D movie, cafés and gift shop are also on-site. Open daily. Tick­ets: adults $38.95, se­niors $34.95, ages 3-12 $32.95, in­clud­ing ad­mis­sion to AT&T Dol­phin Tales show. www.geor­giaaquar­ium.org. 225 Baker St. NW, Down­town, 404.581.4000. Map3/H3 WILD AN­I­MAL SA­FARI— This five-mile, drive-through sa­fari fea­tures over 650 an­i­mals in­clud­ing Amer­i­can bi­son, elk, wa­ter buf­falo, wilde­beest, tigers, hyena and ze­bra. Use your ve­hi­cle, rent a van or take a bus tour. Tick­ets: adults $19.95, chil­dren and se­niors $17.95. Ad­vance ticket pur­chase re­quired. www.an­i­mal­sa­fari. com/Ge­or­gia. 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Moun­tain, 706.663.8744.

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