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

The Science Behind Spring Detoxes

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 11, 2016 1:41:52 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

Community Effort to Engage Youth in the Outdoors Kicks Off For GOCO

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 9, 2016 11:49:38 AM
Next week kicks off a collaborative planning effort to engage youth in our community with the outdoors. Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), a state program funded by lottery dollars, recently..
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Topics: Press Release, Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement

Walking Mountains Science Center Receives $1 Million Endowment for Staff Professional Development

Posted by Walking Mountains on Feb 26, 2016 1:23:10 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center has received a gift of $1 million from a couple who wish to remain anonymous. This unique and transformational gift will be used to create an Endowment for..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Our History, Press Release

Fellowship and Masters Degree Education in the Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 20, 2016 11:53:56 AM
People move to the mountains for all kinds of reasons – the skiing, the sunsets, the active lifestyle, and now a Master’s Degree. Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, Colorado is pleased to..
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Topics: Employment, Press Release, School Programs, Internship

Science Behind Radon

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 12, 2016 11:02:40 AM
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

The Teaching Students: Graduate Fellows

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 5, 2016 8:52:40 AM
“I love respecting nature at Walking Mountains!” one 5th grader from Avon Elementary School enthusiastically remarked to his classmate as they headed out for their first Waking Mountains Science..
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Topics: School Programs

Walking Mountains Sustainability's Melissa Kirr Awarded the Vail Centre For Sustainability Torch Award

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 9, 2015 1:56:42 AM
We are pleased to honor Melissa Kirr with the inaugural Vail Centre for Sustainability Torch Award. The Vail Centre Torch Awards celebrate those who exemplify our mission, Inspiration in Action,..
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Topics: Press Release, Awards

Building Bridges with Community Partners

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 3, 2015 4:21:46 AM
The fall of 2015 brought some pretty impressive things to Walking Mountains Science Center’s campus in Avon. We hosted our first ever event with live wolves, we constructed a new portion of the..
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Topics: Press Release

Introducing The Electrifying Twins of Girls in Science

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 1, 2015 1:07:42 AM
“Do you know how many bones there are in the human body?” 9-year-old Jahanny Machigua asks wildlife biologist guest speaker Jennifer Austin. Austin has been speaking about her field work relating..
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Topics: Girls in Science, School Programs

A Time of Giving: Year End Donations Help Eagle County Students

Posted by Walking Mountains on Nov 20, 2015 1:49:12 AM
 
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Topics: Walking Mountains Fundraiser

NEW Guided Snowshoe Excursions and Adventures in Vail Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains on Nov 18, 2015 9:59:44 AM
The snow is falling in Vail and according to all the snow forecasters, this season should be rife with opportunity for some excellent backcountry snowshoeing. Brand new this year, guides from..
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Topics: Snowshoe, Press Release

Cultivating STEM Rock Stars

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 30, 2015 10:00:27 AM
It’s not often that you meet a seventh grader asking questions about college, especially ones specific to science majors. The Walking Mountains Science Center STEM program attracts students that..
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Topics: School Programs, STEM