Aurora - Plains Conservation Center

21901 East Hampden Avenue

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.


Dusty Casanova

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

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

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

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

William Cook

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