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

  • STEM at HOME-Engineering
      Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home with your elementary and middle school aged students either all at once or pace yourself... Read more
    Published on: 2020-04-03
  • Desafio al Aire Libre
    Mientras practicamos el distanciamiento social durante estos tiempos turbulentos, no debemos dejar de aprender y salir a explorar. Al explorar con los desafíos al aire libre, por favor trate a los seres humanos como a la vida silvestre... ¡déles su espacio!... Read more
    Published on: 2020-04-02
  • Responsible Recreation
    Many of us here in the valley do not need to be told about the mental health benefits of time spent in the wilderness. We live here because we experience it on a daily basis. However, since it is always nice to be proven right—scientific researchers have found correlation between... Read more
    Published on: 2020-04-01