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

  • All About: Wastewater Treatment Facilities
    Where does your water disappear to after it supplies your nightly dishwashing frenzy or sunrise concert in the shower? If all contaminated water went straight back into freshwater sources, downstream wildlife and public health would suffer greatly. Fortunately, we have an extensive wastewater treatment facilityies (WWTF) to prevent such disasters.... Read more
    Published on: 2023-12-04
  • Wildlife Winter Diets
    While some of us are still savoring Thanksgiving leftovers, others are contemplating what to cook for the upcoming December holidays. Many cultures and religions observe special wintertime traditions, which often have roots in the winter solstice, the shortest day – December 21 this year. One thing most of these traditions... Read more
    Published on: 2023-11-27
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition and Consequences
    On November 15, 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the shores of the Pacific Ocean a year and a half after starting out from St. Louis, Missouri. They poled keel boats and sometimes walked their way up the Missouri River to its headwaters in Montana, were the first Americans... Read more
    Published on: 2023-11-20