Animals & Nature
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.