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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

  • Avalanches Affecting the Area
    Currently we are in our most active time of the year for avalanches to occur. Our snowpack is well established and still building as we go into the rest of February. The danger will continue to remain until our snowpack decreases and we see less accumulation. Now, avalanches may be... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-17
  • Snowshoe Of The Week: Stories in the Snow
    Have you ever taken the time to read stories in the snow? When we’re ripping through fresh snow at the ski resort, or pushing our heart rates on the skin track (maybe with music blaring through headphones) we are certainly connecting with the mountains experiencing the thrill our winter landscape... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-11
  • Staff Spotlight: Tessa Allen
    Meet our staff! Walking Mountains staff is full of brilliant, interesting and funny individuals. We want the community that might not have a chance to work with them or participate in their program to get to know our staff. Trust us-- our staff makes all the difference! Join us Fridays... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-07