Discover Your Local Prairie!

Explore the prairie through the eyes of different scientists and discover all the wonders of the prairie's past and present. Come learn about the pioneers, the Cheyenne, archaeology, biology, paleontology, and so much more! Sessions run July 11-14, July 18-21, and July 25-28. Please select this link to learn more.
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oooooooooHops for Habitat Brewfest
Please join us and hundreds of fellow brew aficinados for the 7th Annual Hops for Habitat Brewfest at the Plains Conservation Center.  Highlights include live music, food, games, wagon rides, Prairie Pong, and of course, delicious beer. Mark your calendar for Friday, July 29, 2011 from 5 - 9 pm. Select this link to learn more about Hops.
Click here to register for the event.
View Hops slide show.
2011 Trailblazer Events
Trailblazers is an interactive, research-based lecture series where you can discuss PCC-related projects directly with the scientists in an informal, social atmoshpere. Each guest speaker presents an evening program at Yanni's Restaurant and a Saturday field excursion at one of the PCC properties.

Reading the Landscape & Uncovering the Stories of Past Cultures, Gordon C. Tucker Jr., Ph.D., Cultural Resources Team Leader at URS Corporation, Thursday, July 21:
5:30pm - 7pm
at Yanni's.The Field excursion with walking & driving tour of PCC's Aurora site will take place on Saturday, July 23 10:30am - 12pm or as late as 2:00pm; Select this link to learn more about this event.

*Registration required. Lectures: Free for Trailblazer members, $10/non-members; Field Excursions: Free for Trailblazer members, $10/non-members.
Select this link to learn more about our new venue, Yanni's.

Plain Giving is:

But, mostly Plain Giving is personal…

To “Leave-a-Legacy” to the Plains Conservation Center by remembering the PCC in your estate plans,   please call Melanie at 303-693-3621, or email her at for more detailed information on how we can help you facilitate your desire to keep the prairie alive for generations to come.

Donate to the Plains Conservation Center Online

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Your gift, large or small, helps the Plains Conservation Center bring the wonders of the prairie into the realm of personal experience. Donations are tax deductible, as allowed by IRS rules. Click here to make an immediate gift online using your credit card.
School Groups

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the natural and cultural heritage of the High Plains of Colorado and learn how conservation of water and other resources is vital.  Hands-on activities are designed to meet Colorado Model Content Standards. 

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Watch for this summer's offerings.

There are no job opportunities at the Plains Conservation Center at this time.

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Research at the Plains Conservation Center continues in areas including paleontology, birds and plant life, archaeology and the natural environment. Learn more about what's going on


Meet the largest raptor that can be found at the Plains Conservation Center, the golden eagle.
Find out more information about these visitors.

For recent sightings at PCC, click here.

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Native Americans competed with wildlife for the fruit of these plants and used the branches for domestic uses.
Click here to learn more.

***Select the following link to see a "Denver Post" video that provides a glimpse of the Plains Conservation Center. Click here to see the PCC video.

Visitor Hours
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

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The Plains Conservation Center is open all winter on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.  Come visit us from 9 am to 9:45 am to take a tour of Wells Crossing Pioneer Homestead and learn about farm chores.  Feel free to walk on the prairie trails to search for plants and animals while escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Visit a replica Cheyenne camp and see just how big tipis were.  Learn new and interesting facts every Saturday in the Front Range Building and visit with the naturalists.      




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Visitors Welcome

We welcome drop-in visitors Monday – Saturday year-round. Monday - Friday hours are 8 am - 4 pm, Saturday hours are 9 am - 5 pm; no admission fee.  Reserved programs will be offered year-round, please see “Calendar of Events & Activities” for upcoming programs.   



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