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

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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The Intelligence of Bird Vocal Mimicry

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 27, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Bird vocal mimicry, a captivating form of communication, has long intrigued scientists and bird enthusiasts alike. In the intricate tapestry of the natural world, this phenomenon stands as a..
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How to Recycle an Antler

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 20, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Antlers are one of the most extravagant additions to an animal. The male ungulates (hoofed animals) that roam these lands use much of their energy to grow these appendages to help up their game in..
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The Nature of Motherhood

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM
Everyone loves videos of baby giraffes wobbling on fresh legs beside their tall, gangly mother. We all coo to see baby sea otters curled up on their moms’ floating bellies and smile at fuzzy Emperor..
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World Astronomy Day May 18th: Astrology vs Astronomy

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 6, 2024 8:15:00 AM
As International Astronomy Day approaches on May 18th, it stands as a beacon calling stargazers of all backgrounds to come together in celebration of the cosmos. This annual event serves as a..
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Embracing the Mud Season

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 29, 2024 3:54:14 PM
As the last vestiges of winter melt away and the promise of spring begins to bloom, the mountains of Colorado undergo a transformation. This transitional period, known affectionately as "mud season,"..
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The Evolution of Dogs

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 22, 2024 8:15:00 AM
The evolutionary adaptation of wolves into domesticated dogs stands as one of the most intriguing examples of coevolution between humans and animals. This transformation, rooted in millennia of..
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Bald Eagle Aeries are the Grandest Nests in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 15, 2024 8:15:00 AM
The bald eagle population has rebounded significantly since the 1970s and 1980s, and if you pay attention, you may spot quite a few this spring. As fortune would have it, our state sits in the annual..
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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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