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

Wildflower Season in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 25, 2018 11:11:13 AM
“Harrington’s penstemon!” I call to my friends. I stop the truck. It’s late May, and I have been driving slowly in a sage-oak plant community south of Eagle. Our quest: to find wildflowers. Upon..
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Topics: Curious Nature, Wildflower Update

Resourceful Plants: The Pine Drop

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 4, 2017 2:43:02 AM
As the heat of summer begins to cool and hours of sunlight shorten, you’ve probably noticed the dwindling numbers of colorful wildflowers on your hikes. While the dazzling colors of summer may be..
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Topics: Curious Nature, Wildflower Update

Wildflower Bonanza in Vail!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 31, 2017 3:09:02 AM
We are now in the full heat of summer and as the snow continues to melt from the mountaintops, the afternoons are characterized by ominous clouds and rainfall. The days are continuously getting..
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Topics: Curious Nature, Wildflower Update

Beautiful and Blue: The Colorado State Flower, The Columbine

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 11, 2016 2:47:42 AM
If you’ve been out hiking recently, you have probably seen this striking flower blooming in the summer wind. The pale-blue to lavender sepals, the delicate white petals, and the golden pistils is..
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Topics: Curious Nature, Wildflower Update

Milkweed for the Mountains and Monarch Butterflies

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 4, 2016 3:00:20 AM
Milkweed is becoming a popular buzzword in the gardening community and the push to plant it in gardens and on public lands seems greater than ever. While admittedly the flower has a lovely bloom,..
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Topics: Curious Nature, Wildflower Update

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