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Nature Discovery Center

Located in an all-seasons yurt adjacent to the Eagles Nest gondola atop Vail Mountain, the Nature Discovery Center has provided the visiting public with meaningful access to the wonders of the natural world since opening its doors in 2000.

2013-2014 Winter Season

Dates

Winter Hours
Open Daily December 19, 2013-April 6, 2014

Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-7pm
Sunday - Monday, 11am-4pm

Phone

(970) 754-4675 or (970) 827-9725

Programs

 
 

Free 1 hour Guided Snowshoe Tour

Daily 2pm

Travel using snowshoes on an educational tour through the forests atop of Vail Mountain. Learn about winter ecology and animal adaptations as you gaze at majestic mountain views. Please come prepared to spend a hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves, and sturdy boots. Programs will meet at the Nature Discovery Center.

Ages 10 and up, FREE.

   

Free 1 hour Moonlight Snowshoe Tour

Tuesday through Saturday 5:30pm-6:30pm

Journey into the night under the starry skies. Travel by snowshoe as you learn about the habits of nocturnal animals while you take in the beauty of moonlit mountains.  Please come prepared to spend a hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves, and sturdy boots. Programs will meet at the Nature Discovery Center.

Ages 10 and up, FREE.

 

   

Programs are provided in partnership with Vail Resorts, US Forest Service and Walking Mountains Science Center. For more information call the Nature Discovery Center for more information 970.754.4675 or Walking Mountains Science Center at 970.827.9725.

      p.o. box 9469
318 walking mountains lane
        avon, co 81620

  970.827.9725 p 970.827.9730 f

 

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Walking Mountains operates under special use permit from the White River National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.  All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Walking Mountains Science Center™ is a 501(3c) nonprofit that provides place-based education in natural and environmental science through science programs for Eagle County schools, summer science day camps and overnight camps, adult and family excursions that take place across Vail, Colorado and Eagle County, Colorado. Graduate fellows can apply to be environmental educators and intern naturalists. Our educational programs enhance scientific literacy, build environmental awareness, and inspire stewardship in children, adults, residents and visitors to the Vail area and Rocky Mountains. The science center recently achieved LEED Platinum Certification for the Buck Creek Campus from the U.S. Green Building Council.