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Field Trips

Providing students of all ages and backgrounds, first hand experience with science, nature and more! 

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Scales & Trails

Designed large groups, students will rotate through four or five engaging sessions, including a guided seasonal hike, hands-on activities, exhibit tour with a scavenger hunt, and an assembly program.

Choose from 10+ hands on activities that align with your students standards.

Group Maximum: 120
Length: 2hrs to 2.5hrs
Price Range: $10 to $12

STEM Explorations

Dig into STEM and exploration! These felid trips include a hands-on activity, tour, hike and an assembly program. 

Choose from 10+ STEM Exploration activities that align with your students standards.

Group Maximum: 90
Length: 2hrs 15min to 3hrs
Price Range: $8 to $11

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Pre-K Pals

Choose from our Pre-K and Headstart specific Field Trip options that include one hands-on activity, a tour, interactive hike and a creature feature with our animal ambassadors.  

Group Maximum: 50
Length: 1.5hrs
Price Range: $5


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Sensory Friendly

Choose from any Oxbow field trip and our team will work with you to create an experience tailored to your group that can included one hands-on activity, a tour, interactive hike and a creature feature with our animal ambassadors.  

Group Maximum: 50
Length: 1.5hrs
Price Range: $5-$6

Program Details & Descriptions

Find field trip details, program descriptions, standards
and more in our Oxbow Field Trip Breakdown. 

Field Trip Descriptions and Standards (PDF) (PDF)

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Booking & Availability 

For more information and to book your Oxbow experience, find your available date on our calender and submit a scheduling request below.

Field trips are offered Tuesdays through Fridays during field trip season.

Field Trip Season:
Fall | September - December
Winter & Spring | January-April

To see if we are available for your date, please visit our Calender of Availability.

Calendar of Availability

Field Trip Scheduling Request (Google Form)

Parents & Chaperons:

We encourage field trips to limit chaperons to 1 parent for every 10 students.  All parents are asked to pay $5, regardless of the program they are attending.   

There is no fee for teachers or bus drivers for the field trip. 

All programs take place rain or shine.

You may reschedule your field trip (if space is available). Field trips must be canceled 2 weeks in advance.

Animal Policy:
Based on CDC guidelines, Oxbow Meadows does not recommend that children under 5 years of age touch reptiles or amphibians.


Lunch Information:

After the field trip, your group may stay for a picnic lunch on our grounds. We have a total of six picnic tables and outside space as well for your use.

We do not provide lunch or have food available for purchase. If you have questions about having food delivered, please call our main line at 706-507-8550.


Group Size:
Field trip sizes are a maximum of 120 students. Please see field trip descriptions for specifics. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate groups of less than 10 students.

Other Information:
Please note that programming options and pricing is subject to change.

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