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

Walking Mountains Blog

Walking Mountains

Walking Mountains
Our mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.

Recent Posts

Walking Mountains Science Center Annual Report

Posted by Walking Mountains on Nov 16, 2016 1:09:32 PM
Dear Friends,
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Topics: Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Press Release

Fright at The Museum - Walking Mountains Gone Mad!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 3, 2016 4:25:55 PM
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Topics: Walking Mountains Fundraiser

Walking Mountains Science Center's STEM Program Receives National Accreditation

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 30, 2016 10:44:54 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Leadership Academy has been recognized by Change the Equation as an accomplished STEM program. Change the..
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Topics: School Programs, STEM

Walking Mountains Science Center Preparing for Fall Colors Guided Hikes on the Hiking Trails!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 14, 2016 11:24:31 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center traveled over 300 miles showcasing the amazing local forests and trail systems to hundreds of visitors this summer. They had so much fun exploring with guests,..
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Topics: Backcountry Hikes

Walking Mountains Science Center’s Avon Campus Celebrates Five Years

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 23, 2016 3:43:37 PM
This August, Walking Mountains Science Center celebrates the five-year anniversary of their Science Center’s grand opening in Avon. Since the state-of-the-art LEED Platinum Certified facility..
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Topics: Our History, Press Release

Walking Mountains Hosts Another Sold-Out “A Taste of Nature” Gala

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 14, 2016 9:47:16 AM
Annual Event Raises Funds for Organization’s Natural Science Education Programs Walking Mountains Science Center received overwhelming support from the community on Wednesday, July 6th, during..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Press Release

Walking Mountains to Honor Ann Smead and Matt Donovan

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 29, 2016 8:41:00 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center is proud and excited to celebrate another year of major accomplishments with their 2016 annual fundraising event, A Taste of Nature, on Wednesday, July 6th. This..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Press Release

Walking Mountains Science Center Officially Adopts Buck Creek Trail

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 23, 2016 3:41:44 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center is thrilled to announce they have formally adopted Buck Creek Trail in Avon. They are looking forward to getting boots on the ground to inspire the next generation..
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Topics: Our History, Forever Green

The Science Behind Bicycle Mechanics Program

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 22, 2016 4:01:11 PM
Have you ever wondered how something works or how something was made? In the monthly Science Behind series, we partner with a guest presenter to explore a large variety of interesting topics. The..
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Topics: The Science Behind Series

That's a Wrap! 2015/16 Eagle Valley School Programs in Review

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 1, 2016 2:52:34 PM
As fast as the winter snow gives way to budding aspens and blooming wildflowers each year, another school year has wrapped up and unfolded into summer. Throughout the academic year, Walking..
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Topics: School Programs

Rescue Summer From The Indoors: Guided Colorado Backcountry Hiking Schedule Announced

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 24, 2016 11:20:39 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center and the Vail Recreation District are pleased to announce their summer hiking schedule to help locals and visitors alike rescue summer from the dreaded indoors. The..
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Topics: Backcountry Hikes

Walking Mountains Science Center Earns 2015 Best Place to Work

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 17, 2016 3:30:23 PM
Nature Nerds Unite! At Walking Mountains Science Center, ‘Nature Nerd’ is a term of endearment. This honor is only given to their most respected staff who are ready to awaken a sense of wonder in..
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Topics: Press Release, Awards