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

  • The Intelligence of Bird Vocal Mimicry
    Bird vocal mimicry, a captivating form of communication, has long intrigued scientists and bird enthusiasts alike. In the intricate tapestry of the natural world, this phenomenon stands as a captivating enigma, offering a glimpse into the complexities of communication across various species. From the mesmerizing melodies of songbirds to the... Read more
    Published on: 2024-05-27
  • How to Recycle an Antler
    Antlers are one of the most extravagant additions to an animal. The male ungulates (hoofed animals) that roam these lands use much of their energy to grow these appendages to help up their game in finding a mate. Once those antlers drop, they turn into a different type of prize... Read more
    Published on: 2024-05-20
  • The Nature of Motherhood
    Everyone loves videos of baby giraffes wobbling on fresh legs beside their tall, gangly mother. We all coo to see baby sea otters curled up on their moms’ floating bellies and smile at fuzzy Emperor Penguin babies tucked between their mothers’ legs. Here in Colorado, mother black bears, mountain lions,... Read more
    Published on: 2024-05-13