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

  • Not Your Typical Camp Counselor
    When it comes to summer science camp, the Walking Mountains team are more than camp counselors. They are graduate fellows, passionate educators, and enthusiastic environmental stewards. Our new graduate cohort has arrived, and is undergoing summer training. Learn about the entire team by checking out our Walking Mountains summer science... Read more
    Published on: 2023-06-06
  • Why are Boreal Toads Endangered Species?
    When the topic of wildlife conservation and management is discussed, it is often the large and charismatic animals that attract the most attention. But many of our smaller mountain residents have similar conservation stories and efforts in place to help them continue to survive in the mountains. One of our... Read more
    Published on: 2023-06-05
  • National Dinosaur Day
    June 1st is National Dinosaur Day and I am sure when I say the word dinosaur; you have an image of your favorite ancient reptile in mind. Whether it be a giant herbivore like the Brachiosaurus or a ferocious carnivore like Tyrannosaurus Rex; these animals have long held our fascination.... Read more
    Published on: 2023-05-29