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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 Avon Tang Campus, Nature Discovery Center on Vail Mountain or Vail Nature Center!

The Latest

  • Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids!
    As we approach the Fall season, we start to notice changes in nature happening all around us! This is the perfect time to get your kiddos outdoors for a Fall Scavenger Hunt! Head out to your backyard, local park or even stop by one of the Walking Mountains Science Center... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-26
  • Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?
    A kaleidoscope of colors are about to be unlocked as we transition into autumn; ocean-blue oregon-grape at our feet, bright red thimbleberries ripe for the picking, and hillsides of golden aspens await. Where would you guess we are in our fall color spectrum? Colorado State University predicts that we are... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-19
  • Enjoying the Outdoors Sustainably
    The urge to leave one’s mark on the world may be a uniquely human trait. But this month on September 17, National CleanUp Day and World Cleanup Day, events like the Eagle River Watershed Council’s annual Highway Clean up and Eagle River Cleanup, remind us that there are some marks... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-12