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 Tang Campus in Avon, Nature Discovery Center on Vail Mountain or Vail Nature Center!

The Latest

  • Hike Of The Week: Lost Lake
    Lost Lake near Vail is an excellent and accessible moderate hike to a gorgeous mountain lake. This hike is a great family full day hike, and is a more moderate trek than many lake hikes here in our valley.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-07-01
  • Mythbusters: Bat Edition
    For centuries, bats have been shrouded in myths that have not always shown these nocturnal creatures in the greatest of lights. During Halloween, bat images are used as decorations for haunted houses and spooky neighborhood displays. Toothless, warty witches on broomsticks are often shown with a hoard of bats circling... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-29
  • We're Committed to Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Walking Mountains Science Center stands in solidarity with the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community and those advocating for social justice. From the backyard to the backcountry, in every community, everyone should feel safe in the outdoors. Throughout our history, we have strived to provide equal access to... Read more
    Published on: 2020-06-23