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

  • 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
  • Fertilizer 101– How to help your garden grow this summer...
    It’s been a very long winter here in Eagle County, and it’s time to consider how you’re going to help your plants thrive this summer. Almost more important than providing sun and water to your plants is making sure that your soil is healthy! Though a little more complex than... Read more
    Published on: 2023-05-22
  • Extreme Mothers in Nature
    Happy Mother’s Day! Today we thank all of the powerful women that have shaped so many lives. From making sure our bellies are full to protecting us from the outside world, there is so much to be thankful for. We also recognize all of the wild mothers out there that... Read more
    Published on: 2023-05-15