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Looking for a special kind of party, one that educates and entertains? Book your party with Oxbow Meadows, and we will ensure that your child has a party they’ll never forget!

Scheduling Your Party

Our birthday parties are very popular and schedule fast!  To schedule a birthday parth, please follow the instructions below:

1. Select Your Birthday Time

Birthdays parties are available in two-hour sessions on Saturdays. Parties can be reserved for the following times:

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2. Call and reserve your birthday day and time slot.

Call 706-507-8550 to schedule and confirm a birthday day and time slot.  All birthday parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance and require a $50 deposit.   

3. Deposit and Payment

  • All birthday parties require a $50 non-refundable deposit.
  • The remainder of the balance is due before the scheduled date of the birthday.
  • Payment can be made over the phone or in person.
  • Want a discount on your birthday?  Check out our Membership options for your exclusive discounts!
  • Complete a Oxbow Program Waiver (PDF).  This MUST be completed by the adult scheduling the birthday party.

4. Birthday Party Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance to receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee.  We are unable to make cancellations/changes (including a date change) for anything less than 48 hours.  To cancel please call (706) 507-8550.

Please note that if you rescheduling your birthday party, please follow the similar 2 weeks birthday party scheduling policy.  

Ready to schedule your child’s next birthday party with Oxbow? Just call 706-507-8550!

Birthday Party Packages

Choose from either Package One or Package Two

Package One

Package One includes the following:

  • 3-hour birthday party room rental (this includes a 30-minute set-up and a 30-minute clean-up with 2-hours for birthday party and activities)
  • 30-minute Party Theme of your choice
  • T-shirt for the birthday boy or girl (only one t-shirt per party; additional t-shirts can be  purchased for $10 each)
  • 5″x7″ photograph of animal of choice with a special birthday greeting for the birthday boy or girl (this is a printed photograph)
  • 4″x6″ photographs of animal of choice for all party attendees (this is a printed photograph)
  • Chairs and tables included in rental

Pricing:

  • The cost of Package One is $200 for a maximum of 20 children.
    • Any additional children are $5 a child (up to 10 additional children)
  • More children can attend the party for an additional fee. Please call us for more information (contact information is listed at the bottom of this page).
  • Please note that Party Themes 10, 11, and 12 have different prices.  Please see descriptions below for details.

Package Two:

Package Two includes the following:

    • 3-hour birthday party room rental (this includes a 30-minute set-up and a 30-minute clean-up with 2-hours for birthday party and activities)
    • T-shirt for the birthday boy or girl (only one t-shirt per party; additional t-shirts can be  purchased for $10 each)
    • 5″x7″ photograph of animal of choice with a special birthday greeting for the birthday boy or girl (this is a printed photograph)
    • 4″x6″ photographs of animal of choice for all party attendees (this is a printed photograph)
    • Chairs and tables included in rental

TWO Party Themes of your choice

  • Please note that Party Themes 10, 11, and 12 are not eligible for Package Two.

Pricing:

  • The cost of Package Two is $275 for a maximum of 20 children.
    • Any additional children are $10 a child (up to 10 additional children)

More children can attend the party for an additional fee. Please call us for more information (contact information is listed at the bottom of this page).

Birthday Party Themes

The Oxbow Classic

1. The Oxbow Classic

  • Interactive live reptile show about snakes, alligators, and turtles
  • Opportunity to pet and take pictures with reptiles
All About Alligators

2. All About Alligators

  • Interactive program on everything about alligators, featuring a live baby alligator!
  • Special look at an alligator skull
  • Explanation about why you shouldn’t feed alligators in the wild
  • Opportunity to pet a baby alligator
Slithering Snakes

3. Slithering Snakes

  • Interactive reptile show featuring several snakes
  • Activity with snake skins
  • Opportunity to touch and take pictures of snakes
Triple T

4. Triple T: Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises

  • Interactive reptile show with several species of turtles
  • Activity with turtle and tortoise shells
  • Opportunity to touch and take pictures of turtles and tortoises
Artsy with Nature

5. Artsy with Nature

  • Guided nature hike
  • Nature crafts with found objects from hike
  • Binocular rental
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6. Walking with Dinosaurs

  • Fossil craft!  Make your own fossil with found objects using “fossil dough”
  • Dinosaur egg hunt!  Let your guests get their dinosaurs out of their eggs
Mad Scientist

7. Mad Scientist Party

  • A “mad Oxbow staff member” to play the scientist’s role
  • A CRAZY scientific experiment!
Buggy Bugs

8. Buggy Bugs

  • Outdoor bug search*
  • A fun, buggy craft

9. Nature Pirates

  • A “pirate” tour guide
  • Map for and compass for the birthday child
  • Treasure hunt along Oxbow’s trails*
Walk Through the Trees

10.  Walk Through the Trees

(Children age 12 and up)

Take your guests on a walk through the trees with this fun-filled Canopy Trail adventure! Get an up close look at Oxbow’s diverse flora and fauna from 35 feet in the air! Guests will be able to go on the Tree-Top Canopy Trail in groups of 12 and all guests must be 4 feet tall or 12 years of age.

  • All Canopy Trail rules and restrictions apply, please visit our Canopy Trail Webpage to learn more
  • Limited to birthday party groups of 24 children.
  • Children will be divided into two groups; 12 children per group.
  • Each group will receive a 30-minute tour on the Canopy Trail.
  • Cost for this birthday party is $275
  • This party is limited to Birthday Party Package One. (Please note this party is for Party Package One and not for the Party Theme #1.  The Walk Through The Trees Birthday Party does not include a reptile program).
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11. Wizards and Witches

(Children ages 8 and up)

Make colorful potions and perform exciting experiments in this magical party! Guests will participate in several experiments including making their own mystery color potion and casting crazy spells! It’s basically science class with a magical twist!

  • Designed for older children (suggested age 8 and up)
  • Cost for this birthday party is $250
  • This party is limited to Birthday Party Package One. (Please note this party is for Party Package One and not for the Party Theme #1. Wizards and Witches Birthday Party does not include a reptile program).

Birthday Party Policies

Set Up

  • A signed copy of the Oxbow Program Waiver must be turned into Party Attendant.  All children participating in the birthday activity must have a signed Waiver.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the start of your birthday party to set up. No more than 30 minutes will be allotted to set up your party.
  • Oxbow Meadows will not provide plates, cups, napkins, etc.
  • There is no place to refrigerate a cake or drinks. You may bring a cooler and ice to Oxbow Meadows to store these items.
  • Helium balloons are not permitted for outside use.
  • Banners, streamers, and other decorations are permitted; however please use only blue painters tape to avoid leaving sticky residue on walls.
  • Please park in the main parking lot.  If you need assistance bringing items into the building please let the birthday party staff know and they will show where to unload your vehicle before parking your vehicle in the main parking lot.  Guests are not allowed to park in staff parking lot.

Clean Up

  • You are responsible for cleaning up within 30 minutes after the conclusion of your scheduled birthday party.
  • Please dispose of all trash and place all recyclable items in proper bins.
  • All banners, streamers, decorations, and helium balloons must be removed at the conclusion of the birthday party.
  • A $35 charge will be applied to your final bill in the event that this requirement is not fulfilled.

More Party Details

  • Supervision of birthday party attendees is the responsibility of parents, not Oxbow staff. Please make sure that children are attended at all times.
  • Please remind party guest to dress for outdoor related activities.   Many of our activities take place outside, rain or shine.  In the event of inclement weather our programs will take place inside.
  • If you reserved the “Walk Through the Trees” birthday party, all Canopy Trail rules and restrictions still apply.  For more details please visit our Canopy Trail Webpage.