Aurora - Plains Conservation Center

21901 East Hampden Avenue
303-693-3621

Our Mission

The Plains Conservation Center exists to bring the natural wonder of the prairie into the realm of personal experience by: PRESERVING a remnant of the eastern Colorado High Plains, EDUCATING the public about its natural and cultural heritage and NURTURING sound conservation and environmental ethics.

Our Vision

  • Residents and visitors on the Colorado high plains value the region’s beauty, diversity, ecological services and cultural heritage. They feel a personal connection to nature and develop a strong sense of place within the short-grass prairie.
  • Residents, businesses and communities live lives and make daily choices that are consciously interconnected with their local ecosystem and sustainable.
  • The short-grass prairie ecosystem and its native biota are protected for perpetuity as an intact, healthy regional ecosystem.


Reviews

Dusty Casanova

Rating:
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
It was ok. The kids liked running around and playing outside. The museum was closed for some reason. And the trailer ride down the lane... I wouldn't recommend it. You're just eating the dust of the SUV that's towing you. It's like a 2 minute walk... just walk it.

Jacob Coryell

Rating:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Our tour guide Fendi was awesome! We were able to see five different animals in their natural environment. I would recommend the experience to any group on a nice day.

Ryan Heller

Rating:
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Plains is a great place for kids to learn about nature and the enviornment. They do a great job hosting groups and keeping kids fully entertained. They make learning practical and fun. My kids particularly liked the tee-pees.

Andrea Corbo

Rating:
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Must see if you love learning more about Colorado history. Great for teachers!

William Cook

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Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Great place to take a nature walk, or learn about some interesting things at the nature center. Beautiful scenery