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Nature Discovery Center

Explore an array of natural history exhibits about local wildlife such as ravens, weasels, lynx, and black bears. Nature Hikes and Snowshoe Tours are also offered from the Nature Discovery Center.

The Nature Discovery Center located in a yurt and is accessed via the Eagle Bahn gondola out of Lionshead in Vail, adjacent to the Eagle’s Nest building. All ages welcome, free admission. All visitors must have a valid ski pass (in winter) or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket (click here to see current pricing) in order to ride the gondola.

Current Operating Hours:

The Nature Discovery Center in currently closed and will re-open for daily operations June 13, 2016.

2016 Daily Summer Operating Hours (June 13th through September 5th):
10:00am-6:00pm | Sunday – Wednesday
10:00am-9:00pm | Thursday – Saturday

2016 Fall Operating Hours (September 9th through October 2nd):
10:00am-6:00pm | Friday – Sunday

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Vail Mountain
Click here for directions.

Programs offered at this location

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Custom Private Programs

Interpretive Nature Talks

Nature Walks

Ski With Smokey

Snowshoe Tours

Vail Backcountry Snowshoe Hikes

Vail Mountain Evening Hikes