At the southern end of the Columbus RiverWalk, the Center 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, contributing faculty, student assistants, and volunteers.
The Center includes two classroom-laboratories, an 86-seat auditorium, state-of-the-art instructional media, the Natural History Discovery Center, indoor and outdoor exhibits of living reptiles and fish, a stream habitat supporting various plants and animals, a pollinator garden, bee hives, and environmental art.
|Monday - Friday||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Saturday||10:00am - 6:00pm|
|Sunday*||12:00pm - 6:00pm|
*Sunday, July 27, 2014 is the last Sunday Oxbow Meadows will open until next summer!
To be the leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability through dynamic educational programming and applied research.
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is operated by an extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, and friendly staff from Columbus State University. To learn more about each individual staff member, and what he or she does, please visit our staff page.