Fall Programs at Walking Mountains Science Center

We are now open on a weekly basis – Monday thru Saturday, 10am – 6pm.  Entrance to the Science Center is free.  Aside from many fantastic, new programs we also have Geology, Mountain Communities and Sustainability exhibits, interpretive outdoor trails and gardens, an interactive building dashboard measuring energy consumption, a weather station and much more!  Come on out and explore

Family Activities in Vail: Walking Mountains Opening Week Program Schedule

Now that we are open, please check out our 2011 Winter Programs Schedule ! Post opening, Walking Mountains will celebrate with special, free programming for adults and kids all week long.  Please join us at this very special new facility in the heart of Avon. Monday, August 22 10:30 – 11:30am: Guided Hike – Changing Perspectives 2 – 3pm: Guided Hike – Watershed Wonders

Outdoor Activities for Kids

As summertime finally settles in the Vail Valley our temperate weather is the perfect excuse to get the kids outdoors (not to mention the loads of fun you will have!).  Here’s a compilation of resourceful links with excellent outdoor activities for kids!  Please enjoy… Awesome Stuff from Nature Rocks – Nature Game, Nature Journal, Geocaching Game, CryptoZoo, Animal Olympics Year round kids outdoor activities calendar from the Grass Stain Guru Lots of fantastic Green Hour activities for kids from the

Restoring the Riparian Corridor in Eagle CO, Help Us Plant Trees!

Party for the Planet is coming up this weekend (Saturday, May 14th at Brush Creek Park in Eagle)!  This is a fun family event celebrating Earth Day and our beautiful mountain surroundings.  There will be plenty of activities for the kids as well as beverages, food and music!  Let’s get outdoors to enjoy our beautiful environment. Walking Mountains Science Center

April is Let’s "Get Outside" Month!

Calling all Vail outdoor enthusiasts!  This year the Children and Nature Network is fielding a push to get us to reconnect with our local environment.  April has been coined “Let’s Get Outside!” month.  The goal is to remind us all to celebrate our bonds of family and friendship by getting outside together to be active, enjoy life and connect with nature.  Families, teachers, students,

Celebrate National Environmental Education Week April 10-16, 2011

National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is a program of the National Environmental Education Foundation and the nation’s largest environmental education event. Held each year the week before Earth Day (April 10-16, 2011), EE Week inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students by connecting educators with environmental resources to promote students’ understanding of the environment. This year, students and teachers will explore our

Vail Children’s Activities – Five fun and FREE things to do with the kids this week: March 21-25

  Beaver Creek Disco Skate Night Monday, March 21st | 6-8pm Black Family Ice Rink in Beaver Creek Village Come on out and rock to the 70s tonight with free ice time at the Beaver Creek ice rink. Vail Snowshoe Tours at the Nature Discovery Center Daily, 3pm Nature Discovery Center, Top of Lionshead Gondola Learn more about Colorado’s winter

Vail Summer Science Camp Registration Begins Today!

UPDATED! 2012 Vail Summer Camp Information Walking Mountains Science Center Summer Camps are now open for registration .  We offer variety of different programs for kids in 1st – 8th grade.  Grade levels are based upon the school year your child will be entering in the fall.  Please check online for detailed program information. REGISTER ONLINE NOW Day Camps (1st – 6th Grade) Children experience the wild places of the