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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

  • 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
  • Hike Of The Week: Moose in Our Midst
    Only 20 years ago seeing a moose in Colorado was rare. But thanks to successful relocation efforts by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), upwards of 3,000 moose now call Colorado home. CPW introduced Shiras moose (Alces alces shirasi) in 1978 and 1979 in North Park, which still has the highest... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-16
  • Driving into the Past: The Geologic Formations at Wilmore Lake
    Chances are you have driven past Wilmore Lake in Edwards a time or two. Some of you may even drive past this destination every single day. But how many of us have stopped to experience the “scenic area” that the sign boasts at Exit 160 on westbound Interstate 70?   ... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-15