Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

Curious Nature

Reflections on the Foley Graduate Fellowship: Growth, Gratitude and Moving Forward

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 1, 2024 10:58:32 AM
The Walking Mountains Foley Graduate Fellowship is a two-year, three-month program where educators teach school programs, summer camps and afterschool programs while earning their Master’s in Science..
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Celebrating 50 Years of the Vail Nature Center: A Legacy of Conservation and Education for Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 1, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Gore Range and the peaceful Gore Creek, the Vail Nature Center stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of conservation and environmental education...
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Glaciers in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 24, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Glaciers are awe-inspiring geological formations that have defined landscapes all over the world, including Colorado. A glacier is formed when snow accumulates for many years until thick ice is..
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Reading with your child creates a lifelong love of learning

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 17, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Many of us have nostalgic memories of our favorite children’s book characters: snacking with The Hungry Caterpillar, learning to share with Rainbow Fish, or rhyming with the Cat in the Hat. It’s no..
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Harrington’s Penstemon is a Gem in Eagle County’s Wildflower Crown

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 10, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Every spring, I get giddy at the first sight of color that isn’t the white or brown of mud season. I know that each year, the abundance and beauty of wildflowers in this region will continuously..
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Good Outdoor Gear Shouldn’t Generate Waste

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 3, 2024 11:36:54 AM
In a mountain town, it’s difficult to avoid a conversation about the latest gear, and while that gear equips us for a day in the mountains it can come at a cost that is more than the price tag...
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The Intelligence of Bird Vocal Mimicry

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 27, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Bird vocal mimicry, a captivating form of communication, has long intrigued scientists and bird enthusiasts alike. In the intricate tapestry of the natural world, this phenomenon stands as a..
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How to Recycle an Antler

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 20, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Antlers are one of the most extravagant additions to an animal. The male ungulates (hoofed animals) that roam these lands use much of their energy to grow these appendages to help up their game in..
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The Nature of Motherhood

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Everyone loves videos of baby giraffes wobbling on fresh legs beside their tall, gangly mother. We all coo to see baby sea otters curled up on their moms’ floating bellies and smile at fuzzy Emperor..
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World Astronomy Day May 18th: Astrology vs Astronomy

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 6, 2024 8:15:00 AM
As International Astronomy Day approaches on May 18th, it stands as a beacon calling stargazers of all backgrounds to come together in celebration of the cosmos. This annual event serves as a..
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Embracing the Mud Season

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 29, 2024 3:54:14 PM
As the last vestiges of winter melt away and the promise of spring begins to bloom, the mountains of Colorado undergo a transformation. This transitional period, known affectionately as "mud season,"..
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The Evolution of Dogs

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 22, 2024 8:15:00 AM
The evolutionary adaptation of wolves into domesticated dogs stands as one of the most intriguing examples of coevolution between humans and animals. This transformation, rooted in millennia of..
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