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Animal Art

About Oxbow Meadows' Animal Art

a painting with reds, yellows, and oranges


The animal care staff at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center work to enrich the lives of the animals in their care every day.

Why Let the Animals Paint?

They add interesting and complex activities to the animals’ daily routine. Enrichment activities are fun for both animals and keepers.

All paints are non-toxic, and therefore safe for the animals. The animal care staff at Oxbow Meadows offer paints and canvas to some of our reptiles, resulting in beautiful works of art. Every original painting is very different from the next and the art is “by,” not “about,” the animals.

Proceeds from the sale of animal artwork and donations go directly back to caring for our animals. Snakes, turtles and lizards make unique artistic patterns as they slither or crawl through non-toxic paints and across the canvases.

Animal Art Enrichment Workshop

December 10, 2022
11am-12pm | $25 per participant

This exclusive experience allows you to participate in Oxbow's Animal Art Enrichment Program. Join our trained Environmental Educators for a meet a greet with our animal ambassadors. Then participate in an enrichment animal painting session where our animal ambassador's will crawl, slither and slide to create a one of a kind artwork that for you to take home.

Reserve Your Spot

Animal Art Workshop December 10th, 2022 from 11am to 12pm


Each Artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and an Artist Bio about the animal that painted the work!

All proceeds go directly back to the care of our animals.


Purchase Now!

Become a patron of the arts and science by purchasing
your own 
Oxbow original animal art painting today.