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

Explore Your Curious Nature

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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The Original Coloradans: The Southern Ute Tribe

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 13, 2020 8:30:00 AM
According to tribal legend, the Southern Ute Indians have lived in the mountains of Colorado since the beginning of time. They hunted, fished, and foraged for food in a land of plenty for..
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Animal Tracks Tell A Story

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 6, 2020 9:27:47 AM
While it sometimes seems that winter is a quiet time in terms of animal activity, wildlife abounds all around us. It is true that many Eagle River Valley animal residents are hibernating or have..
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More Than the Minturn Mile: Minturn's History

Posted by Haley Baker on Dec 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Atop Vail Mountain, the sun is beginning to lower towards the Flat Tops Wilderness area after a long day of skiing. To wrap up the perfect powder day, you approach a backcountry gate leading to a..
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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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Fascinating Facets of Eagle County Snow Country

Posted by Nathan Boyer-Rechlin on Dec 16, 2019 8:15:00 AM
If you spend any of your time keeping track of our Colorado snowpack, you may be aware that this weekend is not prime time to venture into the backcountry. With one of the first big winter storms..
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The Wright Brothers Had Birds on the Brain

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM
The month of December features some pretty notable holidays, but one that is often overlooked is National Wright Brothers Day, coming up on the 17th. This day of national observation commemorates..
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Moose on the Move

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 2, 2019 8:15:00 AM
What comes to mind when you think of the most dangerous animal in the Eagle Valley? Perhaps you imagine an elusive mountain lion, stalking its prey under the guise of twilight. Or could the Black..
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Topics: Curious Nature, Wildflower Update

Solar Panels - Are they beneficial in Colorado's Long Winters?

Posted by Walking Mountains Sustainability on Nov 18, 2019 8:30:00 AM
Solar panels are becoming more common in our community as a source of electricity. Colorado is known for 300 days of sunshine, which is ideal for solar panels to work. But as our days grow shorter..
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