Welcome to the Dunwoody Nature Center

Registration now open for Fall Classes

Fall Classes are now forming as we extend the fun of summer into the fall! Experience nature, science and fun at our classes through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, and other seasonal activities. Our classes offer children the ability to learn and explore at their own pace; when real learning and growth comes from play in a guided environment that fosters a unique sense of accomplishment and self-awareness. Each week will feature a customized theme with creative learning activities and adventures developed to re-connect children to the natural world around them.

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Free Friday Night Hikes are back - Friday 10/10

While the Nature Center usually closes at sundown, this fall visitors will have the rare chance to connect with nature after-hours allowing for a completely different sensory experience as the nocturnal animals take over, and nature truly runs its course. We'll gather for our hike starting at 7:30 p.m. and return to the meadow around 8:30 p.m. followed by cocoa, stargazing, and a warming fire.


Forestry Merit Badge - October 11


9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Space is limited to 20 scouts.
$25/Scout includes all materials



The Dunwoody Nature Center has developed an interactive and educational program designed to allow Boy Scouts, ages 11 and older, to meet the requirements for the Forestry Merit Badge.  Explore the complexities a forest and conduct a field study to identify and learn about different species of trees.  Discover the uses and necessities of this important resource.  Learn about how to manage forests and the factors that impact their health and growth. 

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