New Virtual Tour!

It’s almost as good as being here yourself.  Get to know Walking Mountains a little better during our virtual campus tour!

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See Our Footprint in Action

Walking Mountains - a Platinum LEED Certified project

Walking Mountains Science Center is a Platinum LEED Certified project.  We have numerous solar panels, solar PV tubes and geothermal heating among many other energy saving features.  Our building is not only smart, it’s connected!  Take a look in real time at our energy footprint.

Visit WMSC Building Dashboard

We Know the Weather

81620 Weather Bug Station

Walking Mountains also houses a WeatherBug weather station right here on our Avon, CO campus.

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A world class environmental learning center for residents and visitors

Walking Mountains in Fall

Walking Mountains Science Center Exhibit HallLocated in Avon (driving directions), our original five acre Science Center site, which boasts access to the Buck Creek, wetland areas, a spring-fed pond, aspen forests and National Forest, was donated by the Tang family in 2007 to provide our community with a place for learning and discovery. In 2016 we purchased the adjacent five acres to our current site to further expand our programs along with placing 96 acres under a conservation easement (click here to learn more). Bring the whole family here for a re-connection to nature and this fabulous alpine community.

  • Daily, free naturalist guided nature walks at 2pm
  • Interactive geology, mountain communities and sustainability exhibits
  • Simulated beaver lodge
  • Examine scat types, skulls and pelts of our local animals
  • Kids learning lab
  • Platinum LEED Certified building
  • Interpretive trails meandering through a beautiful landscape
  • Campus store

To find out more about regularly scheduled community programs, contact our office (970) 827-9725 or visit our online events calendar or click here.