Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center

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Welcome to Oxbow Meadows

Opened in 1995 as a collaboration among Columbus State University, Columbus Water Works, and the City of Columbus, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center provides exhibits, displays and nature trails, and also offers formal and informal educational programs about the ecology and natural history of the region. Here, you can see alligators, fish, tortoises, bees, snakes, and much more! Contact us or stop by for a quick tour! Admission is free, but donations are welcome!

UPDATE: Some friends are leaving, but new ones are on their way! Look for Oxbow's newest resident reptiles, including a Burmese python and a juvenile gopher tortoise. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Oxbow's reticulated python, Sulcata tortoises, the alligator snapping turtle, our pygmy rattlesnake, and our alligators. New alligators will be added in the future.

Summer Programs at Oxbow Meadows Pet First Aid Scout Programs at Oxbow Meadows

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Programs & Events Calendar