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

Science Behind Canning

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 26, 2015 8:44:39 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

Walking Mountains Science Center Purchases Sweetwater Property from Vail Mountain School

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 12, 2015 11:56:39 AM
Avon, Colo. August 12, 2015 – Walking Mountains Science Center has purchased 224 acres of property along Sweetwater Creek near Dotsero, CO from Vail Mountain School. As a result of the sale,..
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Topics: Our History, Press Release, Sweetwater

Science Behind Mushrooms

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 3, 2015 10:34:27 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

Walking Mountains Science Center Raises Over $450,000 in One Night

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 9, 2015 2:15:22 AM
Avon, Colo. July 8, 2015 – Walking Mountains Science Center was overwhelmed with the generosity of the community on Tuesday, July 7th at their annual fundraising event, A Taste of Nature, held at..
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Topics: Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Press Release

Science Behind Sound

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 2, 2015 2:04:23 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

Donations Come in Many Different Forms

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 25, 2015 3:44:20 PM
Walking Mountains Science Center has a mission that connects with many different people. Gerhard Assenmacher is one of most colorful and creative supporters of our mission.
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Topics: Curious Nature

Eagle County High School Students Monitor Stream Health for the Forest Service

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 16, 2015 11:01:32 AM
Thanks to ongoing support from the National Forest Foundation and Vail Resorts’ Ski Conservation Fund, 12 high school students will participate in the fourth summer of the Walking Mountains..
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Topics: Employment, Press Release, Internship

Science Behind Ayurveda

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 5, 2015 9:45:10 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

New Natural Playground at Avon Science Center

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 4, 2015 9:24:01 AM
During the spring of 2014, Walking Mountains Science Center was approached by an apprehensive yet studious and obviously industrious young man. Max Phannenstiehl, from Boy Scout troop 231 in..
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Topics: Our History

Walking Mountains Science Center Partners with Eagle County Schools to Take Science Outside for over 3,500 local youth

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 3, 2015 5:12:47 PM
Avon, Colo. June 3, 2015 – Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle County Schools partnership continues to grow. Every school year thousands of students visit a Walking Mountains Science Center..
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Topics: Press Release, School Programs

School's Out - Camp On!

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 2, 2015 4:48:35 PM
Activities For Kids In Vail When Schools Out Schools out and it’s time to get your kids into Summer Science Camp before they’re all full. In the Eagle Valley adults and children alike have..
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Topics: Vail Summer Camps

Walking Mountains Science Center Awarded 2014 Nonprofit of the Year

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 19, 2015 11:29:32 AM
Avon, Colo. May 19, 2015 – It’s an exciting time to be a nature nerd in the Eagle Valley. The Vail Valley Partnership (VVP) named Walking Mountains Science Center the 2014 Nonprofit of the Year at..
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Topics: Press Release