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.


Earth Day Dinner – April 22nd  5:30pm

Join us for an evening to benefit the birds. There will be music, food and drinks, a live auction, live raptors and a very special presentation by Colorado photographer John Fielder. Also, find out who are this year’s environmental heroes and the recipients of our annual awards for extraordinary leadership and accomplishment in protecting the environment here in Southern Colorado.


River Trail Story Walk

April 18th – 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Take a stroll along the river trail and read a big beautiful book about rivers along the way. Finish your walk at the Arkansas River and look for critters in and around the river with NRCP staff.


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Annual Plant Sale April 25th  9am to 2pm

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 straw 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.

Help Wanted

We have the following positions available. Visit our Careers page for more information.

  • Raptor Center Assistant
  • Reception Desk Attendant
  • Summer Camp Naturalist
  • Maintenance Manager



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!