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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Gardening at High Altitude in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM
Trying to avoid going to the grocery store? Looking for a new hobby? Hoping to add some fresh flavors to your meals this summer? Look no further! Here is a guide to growing food in Eagle County..
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A Mother’s Day Tribute to Our Wild Moms

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 10, 2020 11:03:00 AM
Motherhood is no easy task, no matter who you are. However, wildlife moms not only have to deal with their fragile, defenseless children, but all of the other elements that come with living in the..
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Good Morning Hibernators

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 4, 2020 8:15:00 AM
You may remember February’s favorite animal, the groundhog. The quintessential critter that holds the attention of the nation every year, declaring the extension of snow or the signal of spring...
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Happy Earth Day!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 20, 2020 8:32:35 AM
This year April 22nd, 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day is a day meant to celebrate the Earth’s environment and bring to attention issues affecting us all. Earth Day was..
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A Healthy Snowpack is a Happy Valley

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 13, 2020 8:25:00 AM
The snowpack in Colorado provides many things for our community. For most of us, it determines how good our ski season is. We depend on the good snow to bring in revenue for our mountain..
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Why is that Egg Blue?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 12, 2020 10:56:00 AM
A note on the photos in this article:  These photos are from the internet, but the usage is tagged as: “free to share, use, or modify even commercially” Plastic easter eggs, and egg coloring..
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Virology 101: A Layperson’s Guide to Viruses

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 6, 2020 9:15:40 AM
We all live and prosper in a sea of viruses. Right now, as you are reading this article, viruses pulse through your bloodstream, intestines, lungs, and everywhere in your body. They’re on every..
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Where Do Fish Go When Their Home Freezes Over?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 9, 2020 8:00:00 AM
With winter in full swing, many of the lakes and rivers have frozen over. But don’t let their calm appearance fool you, below the surface they are still teeming with life. Fish that have spent..
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Snowshoes or No Shoes

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 2, 2020 8:30:00 AM
With the use of modern technology, navigating in the snow is much easier today than it has been for most of human history. Snow plows, snow blowers, and shovels allow us to quickly remove copious..
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Avalanches Affecting the Area

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Feb 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Currently we are in our most active time of the year for avalanches to occur. Our snowpack is well established and still building as we go into the rest of February. The danger will continue to..
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Will Winter Continue this Groundhog Day?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Feb 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM
“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.” While we may not be experiencing the crowds of Gobbler’s Knob, PA out here in Eagle County..
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Amidst the Darkness a Celebration of Light

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 23, 2019 8:15:00 AM
The days are short, the wind is blowing, and temperatures are freezing. All around us animals are turning inwards to their burrows and nests to curl up and rest. If you’ve been shoveling your..
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Curious Nature - Learn about our wonderful environment
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