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A World Class Environmental Learning Center for Residents and Visitors

At Walking Mountains Science Center we provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs.

We envision a future where everyone in the community understands the science of nature and is inspired to take action as an environmental steward.

Come explore your curious nature with us at the Avon Tang Campus, Nature Discovery Center on Vail Mountain or Vail Nature Center!

The Latest

  • Preparing Your Garden for Winter and Protecting it From Frost
    The first tomato in your garden is finally ripening. It survived the harsh arid conditions, strong winds, and being eaten by wildlife. But soon, a frost warning will go into effect, signifying the loss of your tomato. If you’ve gardened in the Eagle River Valley before, this situation might be... Read more
    Published on: 2022-08-08
  • Four Ways to Support Your Child in the Outdoors
    Walking Mountains summer science camp is full of dynamic learning opportunities. We educators use science and nature together to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire stewardship of the natural world, but often only get to spend a week with your camper. It is well established that children who spend... Read more
    Published on: 2022-08-02
  • What is a threatened or endangered species? Extinct or extirpated?
    What does it mean for a species to be threatened or endangered? What about extinct or extirpated? Learn about these listings created from the Endangered Species Act!... Read more
    Published on: 2022-08-01