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 invite you to 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

  • Walking Mountains Expands Family Programs to Gypsum & Dotsero
    Walking Mountains Science Center will begin offering free family programs in Gypsum and Dotsero beginning September 25! Families with young children ages 3 to 6 are encouraged to come explore the natural world and have fun with others while developing their sense of place. Walking Mountains believes in fostering a... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-20
  • Hike Of The Week: Tennessee Pass and Camp Hale
    As the aspens outside the window by my desk here at Walking Mountains Science Center are only just starting to show hints of yellow, it’s clear that fall is taking its time to arrive this year. Last year we were nearing peak color by the third week of September, but... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-17
  • Decomposition is Just the Start
    The arrival of September comes with a shifting in coloration of the aspen tree leaves from light green to a blaze of golden light. The soft rustling of the leaves and the sweet aroma of aspen dust fills the air. Beyond attracting the leaf peepers to the valley, these trees... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-16