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

Spring Break Outdoor Explorers Camp

March 20-24, 2017 – 9am to 3pm M-F

4th through 6th graders: Come have a blast exploring the outdoors at the NRCP! We will build forts, learn about survival, meet resident raptors, look for river critters, and more!

$135 for members / $145 for non-members

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. All Spring Break Camp Forms must be completed ahead of time.

For more information, call (719) 549-2414 or email


  Latest News

Honoring Pueblo’s Environmental Heroes                  2017 Earth Day Awards

It is time, once again, for us to ask for your help in identifying people and organizations who have made truly outstanding contributions to a better, healthier environment in this part of Colorado.  By helping us to identify our environmental heroes and by nominating one or more of them for one of the Nature & Raptor Center’s coveted awards, you will help to inspire and motivate others to join the critical effort to protect and nurture our vulnerable natural heritage. Click HERE to learn more about our awards and to nominate your own Environmental Hero.

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Daily Pass Fee Increases, Membership fees do not.

Effective January 1, 2017 our Daily Pass fee will increase from $4 to $5 per vehicle.  The Daily Pass fee is vital for us to provide services to the public and for meeting our mission. Each vehicle brings visitors that expect clean restrooms and well-maintained grounds and this fee helps make that happen. Fortunately for our members, our membership fees will not increase in 2017.  So if you are a regular visitor, but not a member, now would be a great time to consider purchasing an annual membership, which includes free entry.  With the increase in the Daily Pass fee, our membership becomes an even better value.  To learn more about our membership prices and benefits go here.

Log Jam Playground Removed

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, the damage to the playground’s foundation from the flooding this time has brought it to its end and it has been removed. But with tragedy comes opportunity. Although we had 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, enjoy the temporary Hay Bale playground that we have installed.

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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.


A New Way to Support the NRCP

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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! Check out the Pueblo Parks & Recreation guide for 2016-2017 Fall/Winter/Spring. Look for the Nature & Raptor Center programs inside!