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 environmental stewardship.
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo

Programs and Events


Saturday, July 23 – Scales & Tails –  10:00 am – NRCP Yurt

Meet reptiles up close and personal – courtesy of Pet Stop! Join our naturalist as he examines the world of reptiles. You will be amazed at how “cool” reptiles are and how many can be found in this area.  Free/members or $2/non-members. Please register by calling 719-549-2458 or emailing

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Saturday, July 30 – Aquatic Discovery – 10:00 am – Meet at NRCP Yurt

Discover the world of aquatic macroinvertebrates (water critters). There are all kinds of fascinating creatures and you will love seeing them up close and under a microscope! Free/members or $2/non-members. Please register by calling 719-549-2458 or emailing

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Outdoor Skills Day – Saturday, August 6th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – at the Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo

The Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo and Colorado Parks & Wildlife are excited to announce their partnership in hosting the first ever Pueblo Outdoor Skills Day. On Saturday, August 6, 2016.  We will be hosting various events and activities to allow local families and outdoor enthusiasts to hone their nature skills and discover new adventures. The event is at the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo and will be from 9 am to 1 pm. (Please note that the times have changed from the original announcement.  The event is from 9 to 1  – NOT 10 to 2.) The event is free, but an NRCP parking pass is required: that is only $4 per vehicle!  For more information call 719-549-2414.
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Offerings for Homeschoolers 

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  Latest News


Maintenance Manager Position Available

We are looking for someone with the right skills to help maintain the nature center’s facilities as well as our grounds and gardens.  For more information about this position visit our Careers Page.


NRCP featured in EnCompass Magazine

NRCP is featured in an article highlighting Colorado attractions devoted to wild animal rescue and rehabilitation in the July/August 2016 edition of EnCompass magazine, the official member magazine of AAA Colorado that provides travel information, motorist advocacy and member benefit news.  EnCompass gets distributed to approximately 385,000 Colorado households. Read the article online here.


Raptor Center Receives Animal Hero Award

The Raptor Center was recognized by the American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado as a Hometown Hero.  At their Hometown Heroes Dinner on February 17, 2016, we were awarded with the Animal Hero Award, which is presented to an individual or organization that performed extraordinary service related to the protection and safety of animals.  This award recognizes our 34 years of wildlife conservation work with birds of prey. Proud award recipients here. 


 Read our latest newsletter, The Cottonwood.

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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!


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

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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 Summer! Check out the Pueblo Parks & Recreation guide for Summer 2016. Look for the Nature & Raptor Center summer camps inside!