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

  • Colorado Day 2020: Our State Boundaries
    August 1 marked the Centennial State’s 144th birthday and the observance of Colorado Day. Our scenic beauty, friendly communities and outdoor sports make this a day worth celebrating. Another aspect of state pride; Colorado’s rectangular/square shape. Upon closer inspection, this is not a valid brag. In accordance with what we... Read more
    Published on: 2020-08-03
  • Leave No Trace
    Frequently visitors to Walking Mountains Science Center and my friends alike tell me stories about their disappointing camping experiences. In these experiences, someone arrives at a beautiful campsite on our public lands only to find trash or toilet paper strewn about. In other stories campsites are found unattended with hot... Read more
    Published on: 2020-07-27
  • Beauty is in the Eyes of the Bee-holder: Why are Flowers so Pretty?
    If you’ve had the chance to go hiking this summer in the Colorado Rockies, you may have noticed the myriad of wildflowers rising from their sleepy slumbers to adorn the meadows and slopes of our beloved mountains. Scarlet Gilia boast bright red flowers shaped like trumpets. Columbine open their white... Read more
    Published on: 2020-07-23