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

  • Snowshoe Of The Week: Tennessee Pass
    Trail Name: Tennessee Pass Tracks.   One of the joys of getting out on the trail in the winter is that everything leaves a track! While many animals migrate south for the winter, spend the cold months hibernating, or even live most their winter lives tunneling under the snow—the animals... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-21
  • Hike Of The Week: Miller Ranch Open Space
    Trail Name: Miller Ranch Open Space.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-14
  • The Original Coloradans: The Southern Ute Tribe
    According to tribal legend, the Southern Ute Indians have lived in the mountains of Colorado since the beginning of time. They hunted, fished, and foraged for food in a land of plenty for centuries. They were already expert hunters when Spanish-speaking explorers arrived in the 16th Century. With the help... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-13