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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

  • Why are Trails Closed in May?
    Eagle County spring trail closures in effect May is here and somehow it is still mud season! We’ve been waiting for our favorite trails to melt out all spring, but why are so many trails still closed? Although spring can be a great time to get outside, it is also... Read more
    Published on: 2022-05-16
  • The Practice and Utility of Phenology
    What is phenology? Phenology is the study of the changing seasons. We can observe the changes in plant growth, animal behavior, weather and water patterns- really anything that changes with the seasons.... Read more
    Published on: 2022-05-09
  • Spring Scavenger Hunts to Awaken Your Senses!
    Spring awakens the natural world with its warm sunshine, heating up the ground and trees, enticing buds to form and for nature to start growing again. Spring is a wonderful time to get outside and try to spot the signs of nature waking up from winter. One fun way to... Read more
    Published on: 2022-05-02