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Less than a thousand yards from I-70, yet worlds away from the bustle of Avon, lies the beautiful Buck Creek site, the new home of Walking Mountains Science Center and an innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of Eagle Valley. The Science Center is now open from Monday – Saturday, 10-6. Admission is free.
The five acre site, which boasts a stream, wetlands, pond, aspen forest and National Forest access, was donated by Oscar Tang in 2007 to provide the valley with a special place for learning and discovery in the natural world. (more…)
When visitors and students arrive at the campus, they can wander, wade and climb through a series of interactive displays that provide important lessons about our natural world. Preview the exciting museum quality exhibits and help us bring science to life… (more…)
The campus design will inspire and teach by showcasing the latest technologies in sustainable building and design. By using innovative systems such as an efficient building envelope, passive and active solar, ground source heat pumps, to vegetated roofs and sustainable building materials, it is our intent to become the first science center in CO to achieve LEED Platinum Certification.
Our mission to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship through natural science education is carried on through a team of professionals, graduate students, and volunteers who deliver programs to thousands.
At Walking Mountains Science Center, we believe that nature is for everyone. Children and adults. Amateur naturalists and graduate educators. Residents and visitors alike.
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Every year in America we throw away 96 billion pounds of food. That’s 263 million pounds a day – 3,000 pounds a second! With the Thanksgiving holiday just past, I find myself reflecting on these statistics while eating leftovers. How can we as a society throw away so much food when over 35 million people [...]
Join Walking Mountains Science Center for The Science Behind Women’s Ski Equipment on December 4th at 6:30pm. Guest speaker, Jeannie Thoren, has spent her career researching and helping women ski better. During this program Jeannie will share her popular presentation and explain its driving philosophy “Women are not small men.” She will discuss differences in [...]
You may or may not have seen the recent news about Walking Mountains and the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability. We are thrilled to welcome the EVAS team! WHAT’S HAPPENING? We’re excited to share the news that Walking Mountains Science Center is expanding its programs and its reach by folding a sister non-profit – the [...]
The Eagle Valley Astronomical Society presents… How to See Distant Planet Uranus Thursday, November 14th – 7:30 to 9pm at Walking Mountains Science Center Presently the planet Uranus is well placed in our early evening sky. Not many people realize it, but Uranus is just bright enough to see by eye when conditions are ideal. [...]
It is getting cold outside. Fall and winter are the perfect time to enjoy a nice cup of tea. Have you ever wondered what makes a green tea different from a white tea or oolong tea? What health benefits are associated with different teas and why? Do you want to have a more sophisticated palate [...]
Have you ever wondered if your home is efficient? Join Walking Mountains Science Center, EnergySmart Colorado, and the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability to learn about The Science Behind Your Home on October 23rd at 6:30pm in Avon. The intention of the Science Behind Your Home is to teach local homeowners about why their homes [...]
Fall 2013 introduces our inaugural event, Fright at the Museum on October 26th from 3-7pm at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon! A fun filled community event offering activities to uncover mysteries and learn about creepy crawly critters after dark. The afternoon will offer “Wild Files” a program by Denver Museum of Nature and Science [...]
Join artist Helen Hiebert for a look at the Science Behind Papermaking! Hiebert, a recent transplant to the Vail Valley, will introduce us to this ancient craft that is rooted in science (in the papermaking process, water acts as a binding agent between the fibers by forming molecular bridge; when the water evaporates, the fibers [...]
The Eagle Valley Astronomical Society Presents… September Sky Watch Thursday, September 12, 2013—7:30 to 9:00pm At Walking Mountains Science Center, 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon CO Weather permitting, we shall use telescopes set up at Walking Mountains Science Center to explore celestial objects in the September evening sky. During twilight, John Briggs, who has just [...]
Each spring, a huge gathering begins in the meadows surrounding Nebraska’s placid North Platte River. Gangly creatures in gray coats stride about on skinny legs. Some are already paired up with members of the opposite sex. Others are on the prowl. Voices are loud and personal waste accumulates in the muck left by the melting [...]
Walking Mountains Science Center's educational programs, for students of all ages in our community, are made possible through your contributions. Thank you for helping to change lives by giving children the opportunity to experience hands-on science programs in the outdoors.