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

The Latest

  • Pika & Climate
    I’m at almost 11,500 feet, hiking to our research sites in the Front Range when I hear chirping and turn to see a small mammal scurrying across the rocks. The large, rounded ears are a dead giveaway: I’m in the presence of an American pika and I very well might... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-14
  • What Makes Warblers So Cool Anyway?
    For the sake of transparency, let’s get a few things straight. First, excepting an anomalous summer circa 1997, I am not a birder. Much to what I imagine would be the great disappointment of my five-year-old self, my birding journey stopped at my family’s bird feeder. Before writing this article,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-07
  • 2021 Science Behind - On the Trail! Series Schedule
    The lengthening days and melting snow mean one thing for many of us in the Eagle Valley – hiking season! This summer Walking Mountains Science Center is excited to partner with a number of local artists, scientists, and non-profit organizations to offer an exciting line up for our 2021 Science... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-01