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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

  • 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
  • Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Biggest Fool of Them All?
    April Fools Day isn't just for jokesters. In fact, the greatest masters of deception can even be found lurking in your backyard. That’s right, wild animals have been using methods of trickery as a tactic to survive in the wild long before our comedic holiday. So, if you’ve been on... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-30
  • STEM at HOME-Make a Mess
      Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Pick out activities that you can do at home with your elementary and middle school aged students either all at once or pace yourself throughout the week. As you and your student work your way through various... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-27