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Nature Discovery Center Vail

Outdoor programs available Thursday – Saturday. See you then!


Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, indoor exhibits will not be open for the 2020/2021 winter season, but join a naturalist outside for a free hour-long Snowshoe Tour! Registration and a face mask/covering is required to participate in all programs. All snowshoe tours will meet outside the Nature Discovery Center atop the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead.

Register For a Snowshoe Tour

CLOSED  Explore an array of natural history exhibits about local wildlife such as ravens, weasels, lynx, and black bears. Nature Hikes and Snowshoe Tours are also offered from the Nature Discovery Center.

The Nature Discovery Center located in a yurt and is accessed via the Eagle Bahn gondola out of Lionshead in Vail, adjacent to the Eagle’s Nest building. All ages welcome, free admission. All visitors must have a valid ski pass (in winter) or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket (click here to see current pricing) in order to ride the gondola.

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Vail Mountain
970.754.4675

Directions

1) From I-70 exit 176 and head west on South Frontage Road
2) Park at the Lionshead parking structure
3) Head towards Eagle Bahn Gondola Please note: All visitors must have a valid ski pass or Vail Scenic Ride Ticket in order to ride the gondola before 3:30pm daily in the winter and anytime during the summer.

Natural History Exhibits

CLOSED FOR WINTER 2020/2021 Explore an array of natural history exhibits about local wildlife such as ravens, weasels, lynx, and black bears.

Hike with Us!

Come join a Naturalist for a free hour-long snowshoe tour on Vail Mountain at 12:30am and 2pm, Thurs-Sat. Registration required. REGISTER HERE. Soak in the mountain top views and learn more about the environment we all enjoy exploring! Please come prepared to spend an hour outside in the winter environment with snow pants, warm hats, gloves, sunglasses/ski goggles and sturdy boots. A face mask/covering is required to participate in all programs. All snowshoe tours will meet outside the Nature Discovery Center atop the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead.