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

  • What are the Benefits of Vetch?
    Is Vetch Fetch? Let's figure it out! Vetch sounds pretty cool, but do we even know what a vetch is? Vetches are a member of the pea family, scientifically known as Fabaceae. This family is the 3rd largest plant family with over 13,000 species. Vetch is a genus, Vicia, that... Read more
    Published on: 2022-06-27
  • Explore the Outdoors with Kids: A Nature Scavenger Hunt
    School is out and the days are getting longer. Summer is here and the season of playing outside is upon us! While events, play dates, and recreational opportunities are abundant this time of year, kids have an innate desire to investigate, explore, and discover the unknown. If you have an... Read more
    Published on: 2022-06-20
  • Did you know Colorado’s State Fossil is the Stegosaurus?
    Think of a name of a dinosaur - Go! Some of the most recognizable dinosaurs that come to mind are: the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Triceratops, a Pterodactyl, an Apatosaurus, or the dinosaur of this article with the large plates and spikes that are along its spine and tail… the Stegosaurus.... Read more
    Published on: 2022-06-13