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

STEM at HOME-Make a Mess

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 27, 2020 10:48:38 AM
  Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Pick out activities that you can do at home with your elementary and middle school aged students either all at once or pace..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, STEM

STEM at HOME-Stuck Inside Science

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 20, 2020 1:00:00 PM
  Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, STEM

STEM at HOME

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 20, 2020 1:00:00 PM
  Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, STEM

Backyard Nature Challenge!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Mar 17, 2020 1:45:00 PM
As we practice social distancing during turbulent times, we shouldn't stop learning and exploring. When exploring through the Backyard Nature Challenges, please treat humans like wildlife... give..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, Backyard Nature Challenge

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Fright at the Museum

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Fright at the Museum is back! Don’t miss the scarily-fun family Halloween event of the season at Walking Mountains Science Center on October 26 from 1-5pm. The 7th year of Fright at the Museum..
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Topics: Kids Activities, Walking Mountains Fundraiser, Walking Mountains Science Center

Check out a free Family Adventure Pack from Walking Mountains and the Library District

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jun 28, 2018 3:40:18 PM
Colorado, particularly the Vail Valley, is known for its winters. The snow allows us to zoom down the slopes, and the White River National Forest mountain ranges look especially dramatic in white...
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities

Why Kids Love Hut Trips

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 2, 2016 1:00:05 AM
If you can, think back to the first time you spent the night at a 10th Mountain Division Hut. If you were anything like me, you were incredibly excited! Remember that special awe you had..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities, Vail Summer Camps

Fun With Sunlight

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jul 9, 2012 5:04:00 PM
Have you ever left clothing or colored paper out in the sunlight?I once left a dark blue skirt on the backseat of my car for several weeks (yes, I know, I should clean out my car more often). When I..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities

How to Make Solar Oven S'mores

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 18, 2012 3:11:10 PM
Get out there and put some of these super CO rays to use with a fireless (yet delicious) version of s'mores.  Let the energy of the sun cook your food - this solar oven will heat to about 200..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities

Geocaching - You're Never Too Old to Play!

Posted by Jaymee Squires on Jun 5, 2012 2:02:41 AM
Have you ever gone on a treasure hunt?
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities

Sprouts for Sprouts: Kids Gardening Activity

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 29, 2012 9:01:02 AM
Kids love to garden. There’s something exciting and amazing about watching a green plant spring forth from a seed. The paradox is that kids also typically don’t have a lot of patience. “Now what?”..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Vail

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 13, 2011 10:40:01 AM
As summertime finally settles in the Vail Valley our temperate weather is the perfect excuse to get the kids outdoors (not to mention the loads of fun you will have!).  Here's a compilation of..
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Topics: Family Activities, Kids Activities