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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

  • Where do leaves go after they fall from the trees?
    Fall is both one of my most and least favorite times of year. I really enjoy early fall when the weather is warm and the hillsides are covered with a rainbow of yellow, red, green, and orange leaves while the aspen trees and other plants are preparing for winter. I... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-21
  • The Science Behind Climate Change & Pika
    Join us this Sunday, September 13 for our final Science Behind on the Trail hike of the summer! This free series of community hikes has explored the potential for wildlife underpasses on Vail Pass, creek restoration projects in East Vail, and now we’re heading up into the alpine with the... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-11
  • Labor Day: A Fall Feeding Frenzy
    For humans, Labor Day is a bittersweet indication that summer is coming to a close. We use that final long weekend to savor the sunshine with one last trip to the lake or the pool. Perhaps we’re buying last-minute school supplies or taking advantage of the retail sales to stock... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-07