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

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Walking Mountains Science Center

Walking Mountains Science Center
Our mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.

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Stewards of the "Community"

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Ethics… the sound of the word sends us whirling into flashbacks from classes in high school and college. It is defined as “moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an..
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It’s Almost Time to Harvest Pine Nuts

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 17, 2020 8:15:00 AM
While there is still time to enjoy the last days of summer, soon days will become shorter and a new season will be upon us. Fall’s cooler temperatures make the perfect time to explore Western..
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Colorado Day 2020: Our State Boundaries

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM
August 1 marked the Centennial State’s 144th birthday and the observance of Colorado Day. Our scenic beauty, friendly communities and outdoor sports make this a day worth celebrating. Another..
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Leave No Trace

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 27, 2020 8:15:00 AM
Frequently visitors to Walking Mountains Science Center and my friends alike tell me stories about their disappointing camping experiences. In these experiences, someone arrives at a beautiful..
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Beauty is in the Eyes of the Bee-holder: Why are Flowers so Pretty?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM
If you’ve had the chance to go hiking this summer in the Colorado Rockies, you may have noticed the myriad of wildflowers rising from their sleepy slumbers to adorn the meadows and slopes of our..
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Colorado’s Rarest Treasures: Wild Orchids

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 13, 2020 8:02:28 AM
With Mother's Day and Father’s Day behind us, the orchids will likely have time to replenish their stock. These days your average white Phalaenopsis orchids come in custom colors such as "blue..
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Freedom and Wilderness

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Ed Abbey wrote “…we cannot have freedom without wilderness; we cannot have freedom without leagues of open space beyond the cities, where boys and girls, men and women, can live at least part of..
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Mythbusters: Bat Edition

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 29, 2020 9:30:00 AM
For centuries, bats have been shrouded in myths that have not always shown these nocturnal creatures in the greatest of lights. During Halloween, bat images are used as decorations for haunted..
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What the Summer Solstice Means for Us

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 22, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Even though temperatures have risen steadily over the past few months, we are just now getting into our astronomical summer. The astronomical summer begins on the summer solstice, the date when..
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Mysterious Creatures of the Dark

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 8, 2020 10:15:00 AM
Despite the fact that few ever see one in the wild, Wolves evoke many different emotions in us. One of the largest land predators in North America, they have been used as symbols in famous stories..
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What Makes Warblers So Cool Anyway?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 1, 2020 10:11:00 AM
For the sake of transparency, let’s get a few things straight. First, excepting an anomalous summer circa 1997, I am not a birder. Much to what I imagine would be the great disappointment of my..
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Dandelions, Leave Them Be

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 25, 2020 10:06:00 AM
With spring here, let us take a moment to learn about a plant you might not give a second glance. As humans, we may see the bright yellow flowers of the dandelion and consider them a noxious weed...
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