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


Raptors on the Road at Bear Creek Nature Center – Saturday, August 27 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join NRCP and meet some of our resident raptors at the Bear Creek Nature Center 40th Anniversary Celebration. The Bear Creek Nature Center is located at 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs.  For more information, please call 719-520-6387.


Go Fly A Kite! – Sunday, August 28 – 11:30 am – Raptor Center

Let’s go fly a kite….a Mississippi Kite, that is. By this time of year, the Raptor Center usually has several rehabilitated Mississippi Kites that are ready to be released back into the wild. Join us as we fly (gently toss into the air) some Kites and watch them fly free again.  We’ll start with the 11:30 Raptor Talk which will be about…you guessed it…Mississippi Kites!  Then we’ll gather to release the rehabilitated Kites.  Free.  Suggested donation $2.

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Offerings for Homeschoolers 

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  Latest News


Playground Closed Due to Flood Damage

Unfortunately our beloved Log Jam Playground sustained a significant amount of damage during the major rainstorm on July 8th. Although it has survived a number of bad storms since it was erected in 1984, it looks like the damage to the playground’s foundation from the flooding this time has brought it to its end. But with tragedy comes opportunity. Although we will have to take down the log playground, that opens up the space to design and install a new nature playground. Research shows that when nature elements are incorporated into playgrounds, kids have more fun, are more active, and utilize more motor and cognitive skills. In the meantime, let us know your stories/memories of the Log Jam Playground during its 32 years entertaining Pueblo’s children.


Read our latest newsletter, The Cottonwood.


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. 

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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!