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No Sex Like Insects!

No Sex Like Insects - With Dr. Mike Weissmann
Wednesday, February 15th, 7pm - 9pm

Take an entertaining look at the wild and wacky world of "bug sex." Join entomologist Dr. Mike Weissmann in a special Valentine's week peek into the sometimes bizzare sexual practices of insects. This program contains adult subject matter, parental discretion is strongly advised.
* Reservations are required: $5 / member; $7 / non-member.
Call 303-693-3621 or register online.


PCC Day Camp

Prairie Day Camp
Just Plain FUN!

2012 Summer Camps
Now Online!


Fran Blanchard
Donate to the Plains Conservation Center Online
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.

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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.

School Groups

Fran Blanchard

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. 

Fran Blanchard

Watch for this summer's offerings.

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

Fran Blanchard

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.

John Moyer

This plant was used by Native Americans to combat a fever and to wash their hair. Many animals use this plant as food during the winter months.
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.

Holiday Hours - The PCC will be closed
February 20th for President's Day.

Visitor Hours
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm
*New - Saturday 8 am - 4 pm

Fran Blanchard
Plains Conservation Center

The Plains Conservation Center is open all winter on Saturdays from 8 am to 4 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.      




Dave Showalter

Visitors Welcome

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



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