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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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Hey nature enthusiasts and treasure hunters, come on out to Walking Mountains for some fun with GPS coordinates! We now have a geocache located right on our Science Center campus here in Avon. The name of the cache is “Big ones and a little one”. You can get the coordinates by signing up for a [...]
Walking Mountains Science Center is gearing up for summer and a new season, but we could use a few things! Some items we use often for crafting, some items we need to continue organizing our materials, and some items we are hoping to collect in order to assist students to be comfortable and equipped for [...]
Are you an angler? Do you have a the passion and patience to bag that trophy? Have you ever wondered why fish and insects behave the way they do? Join Walking Mountains Science Center for The Science Behind Fly Fishing on May 15th. John Packer, owner of Fly Fishing Outfitters, in Avon CO, will share [...]
May 2013 Meeting of the Eagle Valley Astronomical Society Thursday, May 9, 2013, starting 7:30 PM Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon, Colorado Program: How to Build a Powerful Telescope with Simple Parts Presenter: John W. Briggs, HUT Observatory, Eagle, Colorado Very powerful telescopes for astronomy can be made with surprisingly simple parts, tools, and materials. [...]
High school students in Eagle County have a fun and exciting opportunity to learn outdoors while being paid and receiving college credit this summer. With funding from the National Forest Foundation and the Ski Area Conservation Fund supported by Vail Resorts, Walking Mountains Science Center is offering 12 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors a [...]
Walking Mountains Science Center is currently accepting nominations for its 2013 Founder’s Stewardship Award. Inspired by the vision of Walking Mountains’ founder Kim Langmaid, this award seeks to honor a Vail Valley individual who truly embodies the organization’s mission- to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship. Established in 2006, the Founder’s Stewardship [...]
Are you a plant lover with limited garden space? Or, do you just love the creative look of blending plants in containers? Maybe you just simply like plants as ‘your pets’ in the comfort of your home. If you would like to have plants succeed in containers over the long term with few complications, or [...]
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.