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 Conifer’s Secret to Winter Survival

Posted by Christina Belardo on Jan 24, 2022 9:00:00 AM
As we head into the winter season, we can see nature’s landscape change. The temperatures drop, animals begin to migrate or hibernate, the mountains get covered in snow and trees begin to lose..
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What’s the temperature?

Posted by Lara Carlson on Jan 17, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Brrr, it's cold outside. Or is it? Depending on where in the world you grew up, Colorado’s winter weather may feel colder or less cold compared to what your body is used to. Mid-winter in Vail the..
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Colorado Quarries

Posted by Sarah Noyes on Jan 10, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Three-hundred million years ago, modern day Colorado was covered by a warm inland sea. These waters left behind thick layers of sedimentary rock that have been warped, jostled, pushed and melted...
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Calendar Chaos

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jan 3, 2022 9:00:00 AM
As the New Year begins, it’s hard not to think about the passage of time. Sometimes it goes by in the blink of an eye, like when you think about how fast your children have grown. And other times,..
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Ski Wax & Sustainability - With Great Powder Comes Great Responsibility

Posted by Will Barror on Dec 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Did Santa bring a new snowboard or pair of skis? Does your old equipment need a tune? Chances are you’ll be waxing your skis or board a few times this winter. But did you know that conventional..
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The Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM
While the aspens and cottonwoods have lost their leaves in preparation for winter, Colorado’s slopes still thrive with an abundance of evergreen conifers. One pine stands out in a few isolated..
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Fishing for Meteors in the Backcountry

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM
"Meteor showers are like fishing. You go, you enjoy nature...and sometimes you catch something.” - Bruce McClure, EarthSky.org The author’s mobile observatory at 11,000’ in the Eagle’s Nest..
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Christmas Murder, Mayhem, and Bird Counts

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 6, 2021 9:00:00 AM
As the snow falls and the days get shorter, you might find yourself thinking about hot chocolate, candy canes, and mailing out your annual Christmas or New Year’s cards. The first known Christmas..
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Gratitude, Food, and Indigenous Genius

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Thanksgiving has passed, which could mean a few things for you. I hope you had a joyous time full of family and friends, food, and the activities you enjoy. The completion of a holiday can be..
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Nature is a Mathematician!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM
A brief history to begin; many years ago we learned that Roman numerals were not the most efficient means of calculating and switched to the Arabic numerical order we use today. Once we had this..
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How the Potato Took Root in Eagle County

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Don’t take them for granite! A.A. Milne once said, “If a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”Described as the poor man’s staple, the humble potato has fueled the..
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Rocks Tell Tales As Old As Time

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Don’t take them for granite! As you drive up the winding Highway 24 up to Red Cliff on a fine autumn day, look out the window and see how the contrast of red cliffs, green conifers, and splashes..
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