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

Face masks are required on all programs and to enter all buildings per public health orders.

The Latest

  • America Recycles Day!
    This November 15, make sure to offer your friends and neighbors a happy America Recycles Day! This unique holiday is celebrated annually to raise awareness about all things recycling and waste diversion. Championed primarily by the non-profit Keep America Beautiful, the holiday was formally recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-16
  • 2020 Annual Report
    Dear Friends,... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-12
  • Staff Spotlight: Carrie Anderson
    Meet our staff! Walking Mountains staff is full of brilliant, interesting and funny individuals. We want the community that might not have a chance to work with them or participate in their program to get to know our staff. Trust us-- our staff makes all the difference! Join us Fridays... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-06