Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch

16002 East Smith Road
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303-326-8445
Email: nature@auroragov.org
Admission Fee: Free
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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About the Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch

The Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch is conveniently surrounded by Interstate 70, US-287, and Interstate 225 in Aurora, Colorado. We don’t live far so we took the “scenic” route. It took us about 15 minutes to get there by taking local roads.

The Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch is a hidden gem amongst a semi-industrial area. Other than a small sign pointing you in the right direction, you wouldn’t know that it was there.

The nature center holds exhibits and reference material. You could easily spend a bit of time looking at books, talking to the staff and volunteers while learning more about the wildlife around you. We had an opportunity to see a baby tarantula, bullsnake, and western box turtle in the nature center.

The nature center offers special events, like the Earth Day celebration. The nature center events are often free or low-cost. They have events for children, adults, and families. Learn more about events by visiting the event calendar on Our Fun Pass.

Star K Ranch is the 250-acres of land that surrounds the nature center. During our visit, we saw a bald eagle. The bald eagle was sitting high on a tree on the left side of the first bend on the path. I would recommend bringing binoculars if you have them. We also saw a duck floating along on the stream. There was a viewing area next to the pond.

The Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch is a great place to walk amongst nature while enjoying the sounds of nature.

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