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

  • Explore the Outdoors with Kids: A Nature Scavenger Hunt
    School is out and the days are getting longer. Summer is here and the season of playing outside is upon us! While events, play dates, and recreational opportunities are abundant this time of year, kids have an innate desire to investigate, explore, and discover the unknown. If you have an... Read more
    Published on: 2022-06-20
  • Did you know Colorado’s State Fossil is the Stegosaurus?
    Think of a name of a dinosaur - Go! Some of the most recognizable dinosaurs that come to mind are: the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Triceratops, a Pterodactyl, an Apatosaurus, or the dinosaur of this article with the large plates and spikes that are along its spine and tail… the Stegosaurus.... Read more
    Published on: 2022-06-13
  • Why are Cavity-Nesting Birds Facing a Housing Crisis?
    Spring and early summer in Colorado's Rocky Mountains means that more feathery friends are looking for a partner and safe home to raise their young. Not all birds are built the same, and not all birds build the same. When we think about a bird building a nest, images of... Read more
    Published on: 2022-06-06