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.