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

  • Walking Mountains and EVLT Permanently Protect Land in Sweetwater
    Walking Mountains' Precourt Family Sweetwater Campus. Photo (C) Todd Winslow Pierce & Eagle Valley Wild... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-12
  • Arbor Day: Plant Responsibly
    All bark but no bite, trees are arguably one of the most important natural resources on the planet. Forests are the lungs of the world, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during photosynthesis. Trees provide vital food and habitat for countless species of planets and animals. From construction materials... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-12
  • Right-Sided Sidehill Wampahoofus Spotted in Eagle Valley
    In the early hours of Monday morning local resident Kelly Luebbering spotted a rare sight: a right-sided sidehill wampahoofus scaling the cliffs above Minturn. “I was out for my morning run when I noticed movement above me. When I pulled some collapsible binoculars out from my fanny pack, I knew... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-01