Avon Tang Campus

Walking Mountains Science Center

Winter Operating Hours
Monday-Saturday | 9:00am – 4:00pm (check the calendar for hours of operation)

Less than a thousand yards from I-70, yet worlds away from the bustle of Avon, lies the beautiful Walking Mountains Science Center Avon Tang Campus.  An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley (Vail Valley). The ten-acre site, which boasts a stream, wetlands, pond, aspen forest and National Forest access, was donated by Oscar Tang in 2007 to provide the valley with a special place for learning and discovery in the natural world.

318 Walking Mountains Ln., Avon, CO 81620

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10:15 am - Nature Tykes, Gypsum

2:00 pm - Free Winter Nature Walk, Avon

2:00 pm - Free Winter Nature Walk, Avon

2:00 pm - Free Winter Nature Walk, Avon

10:00 am - Nature Tykes, Avon

2:00 pm - Free Winter Nature Walk, Avon

10:00 am - EarthKeepers, Avon

2:00 pm - Free Winter Nature Walk, Avon

2:00 pm - Free Winter Nature Walk, Avon

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Driving Directions
1) Take the I-70 Avon exit 167 to Nottingham Road & head west
2) Turn right onto Buck Creek Road
3) Take an immediate right onto Walking Mountains Lane and then turn left to go up the hill. Follow signage to park at the Meadow Discovery Center!

Walking Mountains Science Center a LEED Platinum

Precourt Mountain Discovery Center

Situated among aspen and pine forests, the Precourt Mountain Discovery Center is the focus of the Avon Tang Campus. The Visitor Center is free and open to the public and includes engaging interactive educational displays, group learning spaces, and a gift shop. Built using the latest ideas in sustainable design, the building itself is a part of the educational experience for all who visit. Join us for a free guided nature walk and come explore your curious nature with us!

Upcoming Events

Borgen Precourt Center for Sustainability

Completed in the spring of 2019 the Borgen Precourt Center for Sustainability is the newest building on the Avon Tang Campus. The state-of-the-art LEED building is home to Walking Mountains sustainability programs, staff, and the Mayer Family Classrooms and Shannon Family Classrooms.

Sustainability Initiatives

Frechette Field Studies Base Camp

Aspiring field scientists and the Eagle Valley community need a dedicated base camp to launch their learning expeditions. Whether students are monitoring bird migration, studying wildlife populations, documenting native plant diversity, attending summer science camp, or researching alpine ecosystems, this facility serves their needs. Many learning events for the community at large take place here including lecture series' and the Science Behind.

George Meadow Learning Studio

Overlooking a natural pond, wetland, and Buck Creek, is the George Meadow Learning Studio. This unique classroom complements the outdoor components of our classes and is the indoor site for innovative early-childhood programs including EarthKeepers, Nature Tykes and other programs.