School events

Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will host Radical Reptiles 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 and June 27.

This activity, recommended for ages 6 and up, gives participants an up-close look at Oxbow's resident reptiles, including snakes, alligators and turtles.

Fee: $5 per person. Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 23 for the June 25 session and June 25 for the June 27 session. For more information, contact Jan Kent at or call 706-507-8550.

The YMCA of Columbus is sponsoring Y Kids Tri, a triathlon to be held June 28. Y Kids Tri, founded in 2011, provides the perfect launching pad for youth to break into the sport of Triathlon.

The swim takes place at the downtown YMCA pool; the bike and run take place on closed roadways and running paths all along Uptown's streets and the Riverwalk.

Proceeds from the event go to the YMCA. For more information and registration packets, go to

Visit the Columbus Museum for Fantastic Fridays, now through July 25. The schedule and themes: June 27: "Anansi the Spider to Wile E. Coyote: Trickster Tales from Around the World"; "Peace Pipes and Talking Leaves"; July 18: "Seven Continents; Seven Stories"; and July 25: "Wand of Dreams".

The events begin at 10:30 a.m. and are free.

So You Want to be an Astronaut Camp, June 23-June 27 at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

Designed to prepare America's next generation of astronauts, this camp takes participants through an intense experience of exploring robotics, flying Challenger missions and fighter jet simulators, designing aliens, mastering telescopes, gaming, building and launching different types of rockets and more. Class times are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For ages 8-10.

The fee is $205. Register online at or at CSU's Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center, 4225 University Ave. Call 706-649-1477 for more info.