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

  • Fleece Clothing & Micro-plastic Pollution
    Whether you are visiting or living here in Eagle County, it does not take long to understand the need to be prepared in the outdoors for quick and sometimes extreme changes in the weather. A key strategy to staying warm and comfortable in the mountains is wearing layers. For many... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-30
  • What Happens to Plant Under the Snow?
    If you spend time outdoors in the wintertime, you are very likely to encounter the wonders of snow. As you look around, it’s easy to see all of the trees and other large plants that are present above the snow and question how they are surviving. However, shrubs and small... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-23
  • The Joy and Heartbreak of Colorado’s Current Snowpack
    As of the beginning of January the snowpack depth in the Upper Colorado Headwaters, which includes Eagle County, is 126% of average for this time of year . If you are a local snow slider, you are well aware of the spectacular snowfall we have received this season. While there... Read more
    Published on: 2023-01-16