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, natural history displays, nature trails, and also offers formal and informal educational programs about the ecology and natural history of the region.
Inside the center, visitors can view a variety of snakes, both venomous and non-venomous, turtles, tortoises, fish, alligators, invertebrates, and lots more. Visitors can take a walk down our trails to catch a glimpse of native wildlife, view our wetlands and ponds, or to explore our educational and fun Discovery Trail.
Oxbow is bringing back the Holiday Open House, a winter celebration for our visitors who support Oxbow during the year. Nature crafts, storytime, animal encounters, and a visit with Santa will be a part of the holiday festivities.
Trying to gift wrap an alligator can be one dangerous job! Make life easier and just adopt. Become an Oxbow Meadows Wildlife Parent today and Adopt a Critter!
Unfortunately, Oxbow Meadows is not a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center, please do not bring wildlife to Oxbow Meadows.
Please use the following list to find a local wildlife rehabbers and their animal specialty.