Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Pepper Grass Lane
Fountain, Co 80817
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- Environmental Education
- Nature Camps
- Family Programs
- Facility Rentals
- Children's Nature Series
- Hands-on Exhibits
- Nature Trails and ponds
- Scout programs
- Special events
Hours of OperationTuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fountain Creek Nature Center invites you to walk the wetlands, search for frogs, discover the wettest, wildest place in El Paso County!
Since 1992 the Nature Center has provided exceptional environmental education programs, family programs for all ages, scout programs, nature camps, and a children's nature series.
Inside the center are hands-on exhibits, binoculars and the watershed exhibit. Facilities are available for birthdays, rentals for family reunions and board retreats.
Walk the wetlands, search for great blue herons, and explore Fountain Creek – only 15 minutes south of downtown Colorado Springs! An “oasis on the plains” with ponds marshes, meadows, cottonwood forests, and Fountain Creek, the nature center is attractive to visitors of all ages.
The nature center offers a unique look into the Cattail Marsh Wildlife Area and serves as an entry to a variety of discovery experiences. Wetlands nature exhibit feature life in, on and around the water.
Other exhibits include plants, wildlife, weather and climate, and the mountain backdrop. Interpretive programs, special events, group tours, and environmental education programs for schools are offered throughout the year.
Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 P.M. 719-520-6745. www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.