Nature Nerds Unite! Walking Mountains Science Center is a unique resource for Nature Nerds from pre-k to grey. Our programs allow people to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs.

We engage visitors and locals of all ages in understanding the value of our precious natural resources through backcountry hikes, family nature walks and hands-on activities. We run programs throughout the Valley – at our Science Center in Avon, the Vail Nature Center, and the Nature Discovery Center on Vail Mountain.

Whether you're looking to go for a hike in Vail with family and friends, entertain your child, or visit our Nature Discovery Center to take a break from skiing, we have something for everyone!

Facility Amenities: ADA-compliant, Gift Shop, Parking on site
General Information: Dates Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Hours of Operation: Open Year Round! Summer: 7 days a week 9am-5pm Fall/Winter/Spring: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm Please check out website for current operating hours., Seasons of Operation: Year-Round
Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Group Rates Available, Private Room Available, Team-building Activities Offered
Guest Information: Family-friendly
Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Visa
Tour Information: Customized Tours, Group Tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided Tours, Tour Schedule: Varies, schedule available on website.