Wild Bear Nature Center is now open!

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Plan Your Visit

Meet a salamander, explore the forest, and let your imagination run wild at our nature center or Mud Lake preserve.

Fall 2020
Nature Enrichment

Get wild in the mountains of Colorado at one of our nature-based children’s Fall Nature Enrichment Programs.

Get Wild

Connect with nature and community through one of our adult or family programs.

Specializing in mountain ecology, Wild Bear welcomes our visitors to its hands-on nature center and provides year-round educational programs for people of all ages.

Now, more than ever, we need nature—and nature needs us.


It’s easy to feel disconnected in our hyper-connected world. Wild Bear is all about helping people connect with nature and each other.


Make a fairy house, find a fossil, learn a new bird call … we believe you are never too young or too old to delight in nature.


Connecting people to nature is a vital step in conserving wild places and addressing the climate crisis.

Featured event


Enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the animals right in your living room!  Then head outside and find the signs of the changing season.
Learn something, do something for the earth, and then support your local nature center.
This year, the 20th Annual Enchanted Forest event will be taking place virtually. It will consist of 10 learn-at-home interactive nature films that will encourage families to engage with, explore, and learn how you can help nature in your own backyard.

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