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 five-acre Walking Mountain 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.  Bring the whole family here for a reconnection 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.  You can also take a look at 2014 Summer Community Programs online!

The Science Center is open Daily, 9am to 5pm. Admission is free to the public.