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

How to Identify Your Sense of Place

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 3, 2022 8:15:00 AM
The plane’s engines revved, we torpedoed down the runway, and we were airborne. Suddenly I waslooking at all the familiar landmarks of my home from a whole new perspective. In fact, there was my..
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Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 26, 2022 8:30:00 AM
As we approach the Fall season, we start to notice changes in nature happening all around us! This is the perfect time to get your kiddos outdoors for a Fall Scavenger Hunt! Head out to your..
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Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 19, 2022 8:30:00 AM
A kaleidoscope of colors are about to be unlocked as we transition into autumn; ocean-blue oregon-grape at our feet, bright red thimbleberries ripe for the picking, and hillsides of golden aspens..
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Enjoying the Outdoors Sustainably

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 12, 2022 8:30:00 AM
The urge to leave one’s mark on the world may be a uniquely human trait. But this month on September 17, National CleanUp Day and World Cleanup Day, events like the Eagle River Watershed Council’s..
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Why do Vultures Self Defense Vomit?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 5, 2022 8:30:00 AM
What image comes to mind when you hear the word vulture? When I close my eyes, I picture omens of death, circling ominously overhead as if in an old western movie. Or my stomach is turned by..
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Migration of the Three Swallow Species in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 29, 2022 8:30:00 AM
Have you ever been enjoying an evening stroll through Nottingham Park, when suddenly you see a bright flash of turquoise? Or perhaps you’ve noticed what looks like a group of strange clay beehives..
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Where to Find and Eat the Best Wild Berries

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 22, 2022 8:30:00 AM
This time of year I find myself more than ever craving a summer sweet treat, ice cream. More specifically, a scoop of strawberry, a scoop of cheesecake and loads of waffle cone crumbles as a topping...
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Foraging in Colorado: A Beginner's Guide

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 15, 2022 8:30:00 AM
Colorado’s residents and visitors are usually drawn to the Rocky Mountains for its fun outdoor sports, such as: mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, and more. But there's a calmer type of fun that..
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Preparing Your Garden for Winter and Protecting it From Frost

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 8, 2022 8:15:00 AM
The first tomato in your garden is finally ripening. It survived the harsh arid conditions, strong winds, and being eaten by wildlife. But soon, a frost warning will go into effect, signifying the..
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What is a threatened or endangered species? Extinct or extirpated?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 1, 2022 8:15:00 AM
What does it mean for a species to be threatened or endangered? What about extinct or extirpated? Learn about these listings created from the Endangered Species Act!
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How Do Bats See with Sound?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 25, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Have you ever wondered how bats hunt for prey in the dark? Do you know who is responsible for keeping our insect populations under control in Colorado? Bats have a special superpower that they use..
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Do you Know These Unusual Animal Group Names?

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 18, 2022 8:15:00 AM
A herd of deer looked out over a gaggle of geese, as a murder of crows watched from the treetops. Some of these terms for animal groups may be familiar, while others may not, but beyond these..
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