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Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Columbus

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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, displays and nature trails, and also offers formal and informal educational programs about the ecology and natural history of the region. Here, you can see alligators, fish, tortoises, bees, snakes, and much more! Contact us or stop by for a quick tour! Admission is free, but donations are welcome!
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  • If you have been to Oxbow years ago and haven't been since, you need to go back. The new building is amazing and so is the canopy walk where you walk in the air on a suspended bridge from treetop to t...  read more »
  • Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is all about nature and making it educational. Great place for kids and field trips. Associated with Columbus State University. 
  • Oxbow Meadows is a very laid-back environmental center. We sent our children through the homeschool science classes, and they loved it! They also do little activities at times on the weekend. The cent...  read more »
  • On the 23 of April the Reptile Fest at Oxbow Meadows was held. This was a joy to see and the price was 5 bucks to get in and a few extra dollars for the Canopy which is a trail in the trees. Because the day I went they had all kinds of goodies to do like those inflatable stuff for the children and a wildlife family that brought their pets along. They were not dogs and cats. There were large albino python, a gator, a few hedgehogs and one of those was a albino, and a vulture which turned out to be a very large bird. Plus a few more that I can't remember the names of. Oxbow meadows is a learning center as far as I know it is open year round but they are off as far as I know on Sundays. The people are nice, the place is clean, your children and you will have a fun time regardless what part of the year you come. One thing to keep in mind is if you plan to take the walking trail and you have small children bring a stroller because the walk goes a long ways. It's only short if you turn around and go back the same way you came. Don't miss going inside the building and seeing their many awesome aquariums they have set up. They have stuffed animals as well and your children or you can get up close to them. Oxbow has all kinds of reptiles snakes, turtles of all sizes, gators, lizards and fish. I am sure your children will love it as much as you do. If you want to wait for the next "Reptile Fest" then keep an eye out on its day event held once a year in the spring I believe that adds a few extras for the whole family to enjoy. It was fun and I plan to go next year if I can. Crossing my fingers.
  • It was a little gem I never knew was there. I loved it and it it's great for all ages
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