Outdoor Spring Activities at Oxbow Meadows

Outdoor Spring Activities at Oxbow Meadows

At the southern end of the Columbus RiverWalk, Oxbow Meadows offers a view of the ecoregion of West Central Georgia and the Chattahoochee Valley and provides access to samples of the area’s rich communities of plants and animals. Opened in 1995 as a collaboration among Columbus Water Works, Columbus State University, and the City of Columbus, the Center provides exhibits, displays and nature trails, and also offers formal and informal programs about the ecology and natural history of the region. Interpretive and hands-on programming is provided by Columbus State University professional staff. We are excited to resume our in-person programming and invite the community to a fun and educational experience for all ages!



Ages 2-5
Wednesdays from 10am-12pm
$5 per child, per session (pre-registration required)

4/28 Tail Tales
“Some animals have tails and some just have tales. We will find out how different tails look and how they are used by a variety of animals.”

Daily Schedule:
10:00am-10:30am Check-in
10:30am-11:30am Program
11:30am-12:00pm Tour of Center
12:00pm Departure Time*



May 1:
None (we will be at offsite events)
May 8
10am Radical Reptiles Show
11:30am Ninja Turtles Show
May 15
10am Georgia Native Reptiles Show
11:30am Wetland Hike
May 22
10am Radical Reptiles Show
11:30am Insectigations
1pm Picnic with the Tortoises
May 29
Memorial Day Weekend
FREE PROGRAMS (this weekend only)!
10am Radical Reptiles Show
11:30am Buggy Bonanza!
1pm Picnic with the Tortoises


June & July: Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9am-4pm

Free admission!  Building capacity is limited for safety.
We can not guarantee program entry without prior reservations available at oxbow.columbusstate.edu.

10:00am Oxbow Presents! Show $5 per person

11:30am Oxbow Presents! Show $5 per person

1:00pm Wildlife Explorations $5 per child

2:30pm* Alligator Feeding Free

Oxbow Presents! Shows

  • Radical Reptiles – Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Alternating Saturdays

Meet and learn about the many animal ambassadors of Oxbow. This show may include reptiles, amphibians, and more!

  • Fiz, Pop, Boom – Wednesdays and Alternating Saturdays

Have your mind blown with one of Oxbow’s mad scientists learning about the amazing properties of science!

  •  Wildlife Explorations

Discover the world around you through exploration, play, and fun! New wild hands-on activities each day. 

  • Creature Features – Wednesdays and Saturdays

Watch our Alligator Feeding at 2:30pm *Time and date subject to change and weather.

Program Policies:

  • Program sizes are limited to 30 attendees (Ages 0-102)
  • Tickets should be reserved in advance. We can not guarantee entry without prior reservations.
  • Adult supervision is required at all times during programs. Drop offs are not allowed.
  • All programs are subject to change.
  • Cancellations must be made 48hrs in advance.

For information on our most updated COVID-19 protocols please visit oxbow.columbusstate.edu

Large Groups:
For group reservations of 10 or more people contact our Education Manager, Dr. Lauren Johnson at johnson_lauren1@columbusstate.edu. Ask us about custom and private programming options.  Tickets: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20612_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=11&CATID=40

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center
3535 South Lumpkin Rd Columbus, GA 31903
Oxbow.columbusstate.edu | (706)507-8550


For a listing of other area attractions, click HERE.