Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo

Education | Conservation | Recreation

The mission of the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo is to provide unique experiences in education, conservation and recreation that inspire responsible environmental decision making.
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo

Upcoming Programs

Please call (719) 549-2458 for further program information or to register.

Colorado Owl Festival

Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th

Join the NRCP, Pueblo County Library District, Pueblo Zoo, Arkansas Valley Audubon Society, Lake Pueblo State Park and Mountain Park Environmental Center for a weekend of all things owl.  Highlights of the weekend include live owl demonstrations, owl crafts, an owl hooting competition, owl pellet dissection, and presentations by owl experts.


Xeriscape Workshop

*** Rescheduled to March 21st *** 1- 3pm in the Nature Center Yurt. What do you think of when you hear the word “xeriscape?” It’s not all cactus and stones, you can have lush greenery AND low water usage. Marti Osborn will show us how in this enlightening workshop. Come and learn about landscape design and plants that are appropriate for this area. Workshop fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

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Spring Plant Sale!   April 25th at 9am

Plant vendors will be selling native plants and plants suited to our climate. There will be a container gardening program at 10am by CSU-Extension as well as information about hay bale gardening- so come with questions! Inspire future gardeners -bring your kids for a fun My First Garden learning booth! There will also be ceramics vendors: Cup and Bowl Studio, Williams Studio and Artistic seedlings by the Healey’s!


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Summer Camps

Summer Nature Camps!

Get “the jump” on your summer schedule and plan for your child’s summer nature experience at the Nature and Raptor Center. NEW SUMMER CAMPS this year include Wild Wild West, Discovery Camp, Creaturemania, and Give a Hoot! Children will be immersed in the exploration of nature through outdoor play, hands on activities and interactions with our birds of prey. See the camp schedule.

2015 Calendar

Need to keep up with our 2015 program schedule? Buy a wall calendar!

Purchase your 2015 Calendar online today! Did you miss out on some of our amazing programs in 2014? Keep track of our events and programs while enjoying beautiful images taken at your favorite local nature center! Support us today and purchase a 2015 calendar for your wall at home, or as a gift for the summer outdoor nature fanatic.


Thank You Supporters!

Thank you to all our wonderful Colorado Gives Day Supporters. We met our goal of 30 donors and are moved by your support. Drum roll please… winner of the Free Bird of Prey presentation by our Executive Director John Gallagher is… Paulette Arns! Missed Colorado Gives Day? Its not too late to give! processes donations for NRCP year-round.  Go to NRCP’s Colorado Gives Page to donate today.


Donate Your Unwanted Vehicle

Individuals and businesses may donate a car (working or not) to the Nature Center through Cars Helping Charities. This organization ensures that the proceeds from your donation benefit NRCP . Cars Helping Charities will pick up your car and sell it at an auction. Proceeds are then given to the Nature Center on your behalf. Give us a call for more information.

SteelCity Anglers

Want a Free Annual Membership to the Nature and Raptor Center?

Enjoy a full day fly fishing with Steel City Anglers! Pueblo’s premier guides in-struct all skill levels from beginner to pro. All gear is provided and at the end of the day we’ll hook you up with an individual annual Nature Center pass! Read more here or visit their website at


Pueblo Parks & Rec Program Guide

Want to be connected to a great list of programs and places to visit in Pueblo? Get your kids outside this year! Check out the Pueblo Parks & Recreation guide for Fall, Winter and Spring. Look out for Nature & Raptor Center programs and events on page 23! Also includes programs from Mountain Park Environmental Center, Pueblo Zoo, City Park, Art in the park and more!