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 Artificial Versus Real Tree Debate

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 5, 2022 8:15:00 AM
When it comes to the holiday season many of us have traditions we use to celebrate that we hold near and dear to our hearts. There are many holidays and traditions during the winter and they range..
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How can we mitigate food waste over the Thanksgiving season?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 28, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Let’s all take a moment to reflect on what we all love so much about Thanksgiving. Is it seeing family and friends that we haven’t seen in a long time? Is it a nice home-cooked meal made with love?..
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Shifting Winters and Climate Change

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 21, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Temperate weather this fall extended one of the finest aspen-viewing seasons in memory. In fact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that September was the warmest on record..
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World Kindness Day: How You Can Be Kind to the Earth and Future Generations?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 14, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Today, November 13th, 2022 is World Kindness Day! World Kindness day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. The day is about..
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National Cat Week - Meooooow

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 7, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Meow, wow! Do you know what today marks the beginning of? It’s National Cat Week! Beginning on November 6, this week has been celebrated during the first full week of November since 1946. Originally,..
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Are Black Cats Bad Luck? Maybe Not for You...

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 31, 2022 8:15:00 AM
As the days get closer to Halloween, you might cross paths with a black cat outdoors and think you are about to have some bad luck! While this is an extremely prevalent superstition, the “spookiest”..
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Eyeshine color and animals - Who is looking at you?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 24, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Darkness had fallen in the Vail Valley. As I watched the last light fade on the summit of Bald Mountain, I heard crashing below my porch. Was it the massive black bear that had been frequenting the..
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The Northern Saw-whet Owl: North America’s Smallest Owl

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 17, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Autumn’s north winds, cold temperatures and long dark nights are what Northern Saw-whet Owl bander’s dream about. Like many other bird species, Northern Saw-whet Owls begin their southern migration..
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What is a "Murder" of Crows?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 10, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Crows might be thought of as scary or as pests, but when you see a “murder” of crows in the air you might be surprised to learn they are a highly intelligent and social species that actually shares a..
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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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