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

  • Colorado Cats – Meet the Bobcat, Lynx, and Mountain Lion
    Do you have a pet dog at home? What about a pet cat? These domesticated animals are our furry friends and cozy companions. But did you know that their wild counterparts are some of our neighbors here in the Eagle Valley? They may be less cuddly and more ferocious, but... Read more
    Published on: 2019-10-14
  • National Child Health Day
    Think, for just a minute, about the children in your life. Maybe you have your own children, or maybe you just drive by the same three kids at the bus stop in the early dawn, but children add light and life to everyday life in so many ways. And so... Read more
    Published on: 2019-10-07
  • It’s Fall, Y’all: Unbe-leaf-able Beauty and the Science Behind it!
    And so it begins. A curious look out your window won’t reward you with pops of purple and blue flowers in the fields. However, you may catch glimpses of yellow from a falling leaf and find yourself wishing for a hot cup of cocoa and an extra layer of clothing.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-30