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!
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.”
11:30am-12:00pm Tour of Center
12:00pm Departure Time*
JUNE & JULY PROGRAMMING
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 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
For group reservations of 10 or more people contact our Education Manager, Dr. Lauren Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.