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.
Please note: The Raptor Center will be closed to visitors from Friday, August 28th through Monday, September 7th.
The Raptor Center will reopen to visitors on Tuesday, September 8th at 11:00 am. Our Weekend Raptor Talks are suspended and will resume on September 19th at 11:30 am. In the meantime, come see our raptors at the Colorado State Fair.
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo

Programs and Events

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Raptors at the Colorado State Fair – Friday, August 28th through Monday, September 8th – Colorado Building

NRCP is thrilled to be returning to the Colorado State Fair!  Stop by and meet some of our resident raptors, like hawks, owls, and turkey vultures.

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Knee High Nature Hour – Weds. September 2nd – 9am – NRCP Yurt

Explore nature with your toddler through stories, music, crafts and games. Please register by calling 719-549-2458.  Meet at the yurt. Free – Sponsored by G.O.A.L. Academy


Fall Fine Arts & Cultural Festival – September 12 & 13

Hosted by Ed Posa and Friends.  The Festival is a celebration of the visual and performing arts featuring special exhibits, art and music. This FREE Festival runs Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday, 10am-4pm.

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Ecology Classes for Adults!

Come learn about plants, fish, geology, riparian ecosystems, and raptors! These classes are taught by regional experts and focus on southeastern Colorado ecology. Class size is limited, so register today!


 Latest News


NRCP recognized as CPW Partner Program of the Year

The Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo was selected as the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Partner Program of the Year at the Partners in the Outdoors Conference in early May. The awards are given to partners who have made great strides in furthering the effort to get more Coloradans outdoors. Specifically, CPW looks for people, organizations, or entities who have great outreach programs, or partners who continually make themselves available to assist wherever needed. Complete Press Release here.

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We are part of Amazon Smile!

Are you an Amazon customer? Now you can donate to the Nature and Raptor Center when purchasing online at! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the NRCP! To support us, go to Amazon Smile Online and add us as your charitable organization of choice!


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.

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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 Summer 2015. Look out for Nature & Raptor Center programs and events! Also includes programs from Mountain Park Environmental Center, Pueblo Zoo, City Park, Art in the park and more!