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

Make Your Own DIY Holiday Ornaments!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 14, 2015 1:48:34 AM
Here we are again at such a wonderful season. It’s that time of year that we all anxiously wait for. The snow has fallen, caroling has begun, and the town is bustling with holiday cheer. Our homes..
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Pine Nuts: A Do-it-Yourself Guide for the Perfect Fall Treat

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 5, 2015 4:55:00 PM
What is a pine nut? Pine nuts come from pine trees, which are conifers, or cone producing trees. But pine nuts aren’t actually nuts at all; they are seeds! All pine trees have edible seeds that..
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Sylvan Lake State Park Great For Family Outdoor Fun!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 12, 2015 9:56:47 AM
Trying to get the family outside for some good old fashioned fun? Look no further than our beloved Colorado State Parks. Well-kept, well-managed and with a plethora of recreational activities,..
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Let's Get Buzzed: Top Ten Reasons to Create A Bee Garden

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 8, 2015 4:05:32 PM
Get buzzed about summer gardening! We are not talking about juniper gin or elderberry wine here, but native bee friendly landscapes. Here in the Eagle Valley, we have a plethora of stunning fauna..
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Winter Adventures Beyond the Lifts in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 2, 2015 9:30:21 AM
To me, winter is the accumulation of everything I love about the natural world frozen and put on display, crystalline and shimmering. Bird song seems more vibrant as it echoes off snow-covered..
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Nature Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 9, 2012 11:43:11 AM
The natural world is the ideal place for scavenger hunts of all shapes, sizes, and formats. See below for a series of easy fun scavenger hunts to have with your family while out and about in..
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Geocaching 101 and Beyond

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 6, 2012 9:11:20 AM
Geocaching is the exciting new adventure game where players venture out into the wilderness in search of caches hidden and marked by their GPS coordinates. Geocachers usually start by looking for..
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Topics: Curious Nature, Family Activities, Kids Activities

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