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

The Last Total Solar Eclipse in the U.S. until 2044

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 8, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Did you enjoy the annular eclipse that passed through Colorado last October? Well if so, you are in luck, because another eclipse is passing through North America on April 8th! The main difference is..
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Pronghorns: The Fastest Land Animal in the Western Hemisphere

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 1, 2024 8:15:00 AM
I was today years old when I learned that Pronghorns, an animal you may have never heard of, used to dominate the American landscape. When we think of North America pre-European settlement, images of..
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The Creation of Vail's Treeless Back Bowls

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 25, 2024 12:04:20 PM
With the ski season still in full swing, Vail is packed with eager skiers and snowboarders mapping out their paths to a special part of the mountain: Vail’s legendary back bowls. These expansive,..
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Snow Fly Winter Adaptations

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 18, 2024 8:15:00 AM
In the frigid landscapes of the Northern Hemisphere, a resilient and often overlooked insect species thrive – the snow flies, scientifically known as Chionea. You may have seen these small insects..
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Why do Chickadee Brains Shrink in Early Spring?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 11, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Despite weighing the same as a AAA battery, chickadees have an astonishing ability to endure the severe winter season. The answer to how they do it will give new meaning to the phrase “bird brain.” ..
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Snowshoeing: An Ancient Art

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 4, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Skiing and snowboarding feel like an inescapable facet of life here in the Eagle River Valley. Walking down the street you're almost guaranteed to hear the clacking of ski boots or see people waiting..
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The Science Behind Leap Years

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Feb 26, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Although it may not feel like it, this year's trip around the sun will include an extra day. In 2024, February gets an extra day. Instead of 28 days, February will have 29 days, making this calendar..
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Snowmaking and its Long Term Potential

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Feb 19, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Nothing quite compares to those mornings when you wake up and see the mountains around you blanketed in white—but how much of what you see came from a machine? As global temperatures increase,..
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Darwin Day: A day to celebrate scientific and human achievement

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Feb 12, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Charles Darwin is one of the most famous and celebrated naturalists of all time and known as the father of the theory of evolution. His birthday is coming up on February 12th, which is also a day..
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Monogamous Mates in the Animal Kingdom

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Feb 5, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Happy February! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air for humans and wildlife alike. The noun “love” is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection and just as humans..
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Winter Fishing: Trout Activity in the Cold

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 29, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Trout fishing is a local staple for many here in the Eagle River Valley. The al-lure of premier summer fishing brings a constant stream of tourists, local anglers, and hungry wildlife. Hunting and..
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Enos Mills: Father of Rocky Mountain National Park

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 22, 2024 8:15:00 AM
This January marks the 109th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). It was on January 26, 1915 that President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that protected the 265,000 acres of pristine..
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