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

The Latest

  • The Wright Brothers Had Birds on the Brain
    The month of December features some pretty notable holidays, but one that is often overlooked is National Wright Brothers Day, coming up on the 17th. This day of national observation commemorates the first successful flight of a mechanically-propelled airplane. This massively important day forever changed human travel, pioneered the space... Read more
    Published on: 2019-12-09
  • Hike Of The Week: Winter Preparedness
    Happy December everyone! With fresh snow from the last round of storms glistening on the ground--it is a great week to make sure you’re all set to get out and enjoy it. As our snowpack continues to deepen, Walking Mountains’ backcountry programs are getting ready for another great season of... Read more
    Published on: 2019-12-03
  • Moose on the Move
    What comes to mind when you think of the most dangerous animal in the Eagle Valley? Perhaps you imagine an elusive mountain lion, stalking its prey under the guise of twilight. Or could the Black Bear, scavenging through your trash to find a tasty treat, be a top contender? Surprisingly,... Read more
    Published on: 2019-12-02