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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!

The Latest

  • Hike of the Week: June Creek
    And just like that, hiking season is upon us! For those of you that were in the valley last year--you’ll be aware of how stark a contrast this summer is setting up to be. While our snowpack peaked at just above normal (108% to be exact), our warm spring has... Read more
    Published on: 2020-05-19
  • Gardening at High Altitude in Colorado
    Trying to avoid going to the grocery store? Looking for a new hobby? Hoping to add some fresh flavors to your meals this summer? Look no further! Here is a guide to growing food in Eagle County this summer.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-05-18
  • Hike of the Week: Endangered Species Week
    What do Colorado’s state animal, Governor Polis, and your backyard trail all have in common? Well, this week, quite a lot actually.   Set to coincide with both Colorado Public Lands Day on May 16th, and National Endangered Species day on the 15th, this week is Colorado’s 4th annual Endangered Species... Read more
    Published on: 2020-05-12