Plains Conservation Center

Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens in cooperation with the City of Aurora.


Sunday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Monday: 6:30 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday: 6:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 6:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 6:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Today’s Hours:

Wednesday: 6:30 am-4:30 pm
Plains Conservation Center Location
21901 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO 80013 Map

The Gardens manages programming at Plains Conservation Center (PCC) in Aurora.

  • Municipal requirements for masks will be enforced.

    • Visitors will not be allowed entry without adequate masks covering their mouth and nose, which must be worn at all times by adults and children 3 and over, except while eating or drinking.
  • Please practice social distancing – staying at least six feet away from visitors not in your party.

Student and Scout Programs

School Visit General Information

Group Tours

Other Programs at PCC

Children's Birthday Parties

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