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.
A world class environmental learning center for residents and visitors
Located 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