Reptile Fest Returns to Oxbow Meadows this Saturday

ReptileFestCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Reptile Fest, one of the most popular events at Columbus State University’s Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, returns this Saturday, April 25, with a full slate of educational and entertaining activities planned.

The day’s lineup begins at 10 a.m. and will include an alligator feeding, crafts, rock climbing, face painting and hands-on encounters with tortoises, docile snakes and other reptiles.

Visitors are asked to come dressed as a reptile to compete in the Hiss America Costume Contest, which begins at 1 p.m. Following the contest, Kerstin Motsch, an environmental educator and park technician for Oxbow Meadows, will host a live reptile show from 2-3 p.m. The show for early arrivers begins at 10:30 a.m.

Reptile Fest will be held rain or shine at the learning center located on 3535 South Lumpkin Road. Admission is $5 (cash only) and free for children age 3 and under. For more information, call 706-507-8550 or visit