Oxbow to Celebrate Season with Residents and Reptiles

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Residents and reptiles alike are invited to celebrate the holiday season at Oxbow’s Holiday Open House, an annual event scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Columbus State University’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. The event helps raise money to feed and house animals at the center.

“We are a non-profit nature center and remain admission-free for the public to tour,” said Jan Kent, assistant director for Oxbow Meadows. “Events, such as our upcoming Holiday Open House, help us raise money to care for our animals.”

Activities on this year’s Holiday Open House agenda include:


  • Tours on the TreeTop Canopy Trail

  • An ornament crafting station

  • Holiday story time

  • A wreath-making class

  • A visit from Santa

  • A live reptile program


A small fee or donation is required for some activities.

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center is an academic enrichment center of Columbus State University operated in association with Columbus Water Works. Located at 3535 South Lumpkin Road in South Columbus, the center provides exhibits, displays and nature trails, and offers formal and informal educational programs about the ecology and natural history of the region.

For more information about Oxbow’s Holiday Open House or to view the day’s full agenda, please visit http://oxbow.columbusstate.edu/ or call 706-507-8550.

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