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

  • Snowmaking and its Long Term Potential
    Nothing quite compares to those mornings when you wake up and see the mountains around you blanketed in white—but how much of what you see came from a machine? As global temperatures increase, Colorado’s multi-billion dollar ski industry—the largest in the country—turns more and more to ‘artificial’ snow to keep... Read more
    Published on: 2024-02-19
  • Darwin Day: A day to celebrate scientific and human achievement
    Charles Darwin is one of the most famous and celebrated naturalists of all time and known as the father of the theory of evolution. His birthday is coming up on February 12th, which is also a day where scientists and groups all over the world celebrate his accomplishments in science... Read more
    Published on: 2024-02-12
  • Monogamous Mates in the Animal Kingdom
    Happy February! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air for humans and wildlife alike. The noun “love” is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection and just as humans feel love, animals can love one another as well! There are thousands of species... Read more
    Published on: 2024-02-05