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

Programs and Events

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


Build-a-Beaver – May 23rd – 1pm – NRCP Yurt

Bring the kids and learn about those industrious
engineers of the animal world – beavers. We’ll learn about beaver adaptations, play a game, and make a crafty beaver of your own. $2 members, $3 non-members. Call 719-549-2458 to register.

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AVAS 4th Saturday Bird Walk –  May 23rd – 9apm – meet on NRCP deck

Join NRCP and the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society for a fantastic outing for families and beginning bird watchers.  Free


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Knee High Nature Hour – Wednesday, May 27th – 10:00 to 11:00 am – Meet at NRCP Yurt

Explore nature with your toddler through stories, music, crafts and games. Wednesday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m.  Free – Sponsored by G.O.A.L. Academy


Skins, Skulls, Scat, & Tracks – Saturday May 30th – 1 to 3pm – NRCP Yurt

Calling all outdoors-people! Stop by the yurt and test your skills at matching animal skulls, pelts, scat, & tracks. Learn about the special adaptations of the animals and have fun checking your knowledge!


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 Explore Rock Canyon by Raft

With the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo and  Echo Canyon River Expeditions 

Sunday, May 31, 2015 – 7 AM 

Explore Rock Canyon along the Arkansas River during this one-of-a-kind interpretive raft trip with an Echo Canyon River Guide and a Nature Center Naturalist on board.  A breakfast buffet with a live bird of prey presentation on the NRCP deck will follow the trip. Call 719-549-2414 for more information or go to Echo Canyon’s website to register.

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.


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! Also includes programs from Mountain Park Environmental Center, Pueblo Zoo, City Park, Art in the park and more!