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

Explore Your Curious Nature

The Wright Brothers Had Birds on the Brain

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM
The month of December features some pretty notable holidays, but one that is often overlooked is National Wright Brothers Day, coming up on the 17th. This day of national observation commemorates..
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Moose on the Move

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 2, 2019 8:15:00 AM
What comes to mind when you think of the most dangerous animal in the Eagle Valley? Perhaps you imagine an elusive mountain lion, stalking its prey under the guise of twilight. Or could the Black..
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Topics: Curious Nature, Wildflower Update

Solar Panels - Are they beneficial in Colorado's Long Winters?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Nov 18, 2019 8:30:00 AM
Solar panels are becoming more common in our community as a source of electricity. Colorado is known for 300 days of sunshine, which is ideal for solar panels to work. But as our days grow shorter..
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Topics: Curious Nature

Winter Surprise

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Nov 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM
I’ve found that it’s pretty hard to surprise a Coloradan with the weather. We have to expect just about anything out here, and that can include sunny, warm days in the middle of winter where you..
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To Change or Not To Change? The Case For Daylight Saving Time

Posted by Sonya Hueftle on Nov 4, 2019 10:15:00 AM
To change or not to change?  That is the question.  This year, Daylight Saving Time ended at 2AM on Sunday November 3rd.  The history of the first observers of Daylight Saving Time date back to..
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Winter Preparations: Vignettes of a Changing Season

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 21, 2019 8:30:00 AM
Aspen (Populus tremuloides): Leaves shudder in the wind, a cool gust interrupting the warm autumn sun. The yellow canopy of an aspen grove transforms the piercing sunlight into a golden glow. Down..
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Topics: Curious Nature

Colorado Cats – Meet the Bobcat, Lynx, and Mountain Lion

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Do you have a pet dog at home? What about a pet cat? These domesticated animals are our furry friends and cozy companions. But did you know that their wild counterparts are some of our neighbors..
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Topics: Curious Nature

National Child Health Day

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Think, for just a minute, about the children in your life. Maybe you have your own children, or maybe you just drive by the same three kids at the bus stop in the early dawn, but children add..
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Topics: Curious Nature

It’s Fall, Y’all: Unbe-leaf-able Beauty and the Science Behind it!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 30, 2019 8:30:00 AM
And so it begins. A curious look out your window won’t reward you with pops of purple and blue flowers in the fields. However, you may catch glimpses of yellow from a falling leaf and find..
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An Ode to Sedimentary Rock

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 23, 2019 8:30:00 AM
Here in the valley Where the Eagle flows, The Earth continues its journey.Beneath our feet, a tale not everyone knows.
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Decomposition is Just the Start

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM
The arrival of September comes with a shifting in coloration of the aspen tree leaves from light green to a blaze of golden light. The soft rustling of the leaves and the sweet aroma of aspen dust..
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The Many Different Habitats Offered in Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 2, 2019 8:30:00 AM
Eagle County offers many beautiful places in which to explore nature and ponder the meaning of life. These places also foster an array of different plants and animals. From 6000 ft along the..
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Topics: Curious Nature

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