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Come explore this wild and wonderful place and learn the language of the land.

Walking Mountains Science Center offers nature education programs for everyone. Whether you are a local looking for a somewhere to bring the family for some fun or a visitor camping here in the Valley, check our website for updates on program offerings at locations throughout Eagle County, Colorado.

  • Buck Creek Campus is currently under construction with plans to open in the Fall of 2011.
  • We offer year-round programs at the Nature Discovery Center in partnership with Vail Resorts and the US Forest Service.
  • Join a naturalist at the Vail Nature Center, with programs provided morning, noon and night through a partnership with the Vail Rec District.
  • Meet us around the campfire for evening educational programs at local Campgrounds sponsored by the US Forest Service.
  • Or get your own group together and we'll come meet you at a location in Eagle County — check out our Group Excursions for Adults or Families.
  • Hope to see you soon!

      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.