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

  • The Last Total Solar Eclipse in the U.S. until 2044
    Did you enjoy the annular eclipse that passed through Colorado last October? Well if so, you are in luck, because another eclipse is passing through North America on April 8th! The main difference is that this will be a total solar eclipse, which means that for a few brief minutes,... Read more
    Published on: 2024-04-08
  • Pronghorns: The Fastest Land Animal in the Western Hemisphere
    I was today years old when I learned that Pronghorns, an animal you may have never heard of, used to dominate the American landscape. When we think of North America pre-European settlement, images of the iconic American bison roaming the plains certainly come to mind. The pronghorn? Not so much.... Read more
    Published on: 2024-04-01
  • The Creation of Vail's Treeless Back Bowls
    With the ski season still in full swing, Vail is packed with eager skiers and snowboarders mapping out their paths to a special part of the mountain: Vail’s legendary back bowls. These expansive, ungroomed trails entice visitors to make some fresh turns or find that perfect line they have been... Read more
    Published on: 2024-03-25