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

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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A Tale of Two Ranges: The Sequel

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM
“Hi, my name is Randall Streufert from Summit Geology, and I’m here to answer all your questions” I’ve never received such an intriguing voicemail. Not even those targeted facebook ads promise..
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Science Fiction & Technology

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 25, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Smart phones, driverless cars, computers, exoskeleton suits, artificial intelligence, space stations, drones. These are all familiar words in the lexicon of the modern-day person, but mention such..
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Largest Organisms: Aspen vs. Fungi?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 18, 2021 8:30:00 AM
What is the world's largest single organism? A quick Google search could leave you with more questions than you anticipated. Depending on our prior knowledge, we may think that the largest single..
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What the Heck is That? The Unique Geology of Tenmile Canyon

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 4, 2021 8:30:00 AM
While driving for a geology field trip, my college professor once told the class that the most common cause of death for geologists is car accidents. This was surely a made-up statistic, but he..
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Bumble Bees are not Bumbling Around Evolution

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 27, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Bee-lieve it or not... bees are considered the most important pollinator in the world. Lucky for us, here in Colorado we have the fifth most bee diversity in the United States! You can find 946..
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On Fire, Destruction, and Renewal

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 20, 2021 8:30:00 AM
As I write this, my home in California burns. A century of fire suppression, personified by Smokey Bear’s message of caution, combined with a decade of drought conditions, has led to a predictable..
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Science Behind the Beautiful Colors of Fall

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 13, 2021 8:30:00 AM
Winter is coming and the forest is preparing in a bright and beautiful way! Colorado winters are notorious for freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. Luckily, trees have special strategies to..
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The Family Tree

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 30, 2021 8:30:00 AM
It’s late summer in the mountains, and the forest is full and peaceful. Overhead, a hawk circles, crying to her mate, or perhaps to her offspring, now fledged and hunting on their own. And below..
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Coastal Birds in the Rocky Mountains, like the Black Crown Night Heron

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 23, 2021 8:30:00 AM
When people are asked to imagine the wildlife that calls the Rocky Mountains home, coastal birds are rarely the first thing that comes to one’s mind. So, it’s no surprise that some may be shocked..
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