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

Largest Organisms: Aspen vs. Fungi?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 18, 2021 8:30:00 AM
What is the world's largest single organism? A quick Google search could leave you with more questions than you anticipated. Depending on our prior knowledge, we may think that the largest single..
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What the Heck is That? The Unique Geology of Tenmile Canyon

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 4, 2021 8:30:00 AM
While driving for a geology field trip, my college professor once told the class that the most common cause of death for geologists is car accidents. This was surely a made-up statistic, but he..
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Bumble Bees are not Bumbling Around Evolution

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 27, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Bee-lieve it or not... bees are considered the most important pollinator in the world. Lucky for us, here in Colorado we have the fifth most bee diversity in the United States! You can find 946..
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On Fire, Destruction, and Renewal

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 20, 2021 8:30:00 AM
As I write this, my home in California burns. A century of fire suppression, personified by Smokey Bear’s message of caution, combined with a decade of drought conditions, has led to a predictable..
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Science Behind the Beautiful Colors of Fall

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 13, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Winter is coming and the forest is preparing in a bright and beautiful way! Colorado winters are notorious for freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. Luckily, trees have special strategies to..
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The Family Tree

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 30, 2021 8:30:00 AM
It’s late summer in the mountains, and the forest is full and peaceful. Overhead, a hawk circles, crying to her mate, or perhaps to her offspring, now fledged and hunting on their own. And below..
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Coastal Birds in the Rocky Mountains, like the Black Crown Night Heron

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 23, 2021 8:30:00 AM
When people are asked to imagine the wildlife that calls the Rocky Mountains home, coastal birds are rarely the first thing that comes to one’s mind. So, it’s no surprise that some may be shocked..
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The Venomous Spiders in Our Backyard

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 16, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Spiders are one the lesser known and feared animal species in the public eye. It comes to no surprise how one could confuse a venomous brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) with a common nonvenomous..
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Superheroes, Super Senses and Real Life Super Powers in Our Skies: Raptors

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 9, 2021 8:30:00 AM
If you could pick any super power, what would you choose? It is fun to watch superhero movies and imagine what we might do if we could fly, have super strength, or an incredible sense of hearing...
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Your Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 2, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Learn to capture the beauty of the historical Eagle Valley with a few simple tips and the power of your cell phone.  The Yosemite Valley, Arches National Park, Niagara Falls, maybe you have heard..
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Ursa Major: Same Constellation, Many Legends

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 26, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and been completely awestruck by the stars? Perhaps you have a favorite constellation? Many people are familiar with the Big Dipper, however, despite..
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A Tale of Two Ranges (Sort of)

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 19, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Sometimes, our curious nature isn’t so easily satisfied.  Not too long ago, I found myself looking down on Pitkin Lake to our valley below. Taking in the view was a nice break from the general..
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