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

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Fall for Owls!

This event will feature a release of two great horned owls, owl crafts, live owls to meet, a Colorado Owls program, and an owl prowl.  There is no fee for the activities, however donations are appreciated.  The Colorado Owl program, owl crafts, and the owl meet ’n’ greet activities are at the state park Visitor Center where no parks pass is required.  The release of the great horned owls, as well as the Owl Prowl will be inside the state park and a valid park pass is required on all vehicles that enter the park. For complete schedule, click here.


Knee High Nature Hour – October 14

Explore nature with your toddler through stories, music, crafts and games. Please pre-register by calling 719-549- 2458. Meet at the yurt at 9:00 a.m. – Free – Sponsored by G.O.A.L. Academy


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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!

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 Seasons of Change Breakfast – Nov. 5

Join us for a special NRCP event.  Our season of change breakfast is a one hour no charge fund-raising breakfast where there will be inspiring presentations about our Center.  Yes, it is a fundraiser and you will be asked to make a contribution, but there will be no arm twisting and no maximum or minimum gift requested. It will be our job to inspire you to give.  Give us a call at 719-549-2414 to RSVP.


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The Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery (a partner organization) invites NRCP members to their 50th Jubilee Celebration

Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Pueblo, CO.  For more information, click here or call 719-549-2414.


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 Fall/Winter/Spring 2015-2016. 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!