Walking Mountains Science Center Avon (Tang) Campus
Less than a thousand yards from I-70, yet worlds away from the bustle of Avon, lies the beautiful Walking Mountains Science Center. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley (Vail Valley). The ten 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.
Walking Mountains Science Center Hours
Winter Hours: Monday-Saturday | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1) Take I-70 exit 167 to Nottingham Road & head west
2) Take your second right onto Buck Creek Road
3) Then an immediate right onto Walking Mountains Lane
Winter Nature Walks:
Monday-Saturday | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join a Walking Mountains Naturalist for a gentle, educational hike through aspen forests and streamside communities. Learn about the ecology and animal adaptations of this mountain environment. Walks will be conducted on snowshoes as necessary depending on snow levels. Please wear proper footwear and clothing for the outdoors in winter. Snowshoes provided when necessary. All ages, FREE. No reservation required, just show up!
Earthkeepers Pre-K program:
12/11/17 - 5/11/18 | Mondays & Fridays | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Children will explore the natural world and have fun with others while developing their sense of place. Topics vary weekly and help children express their inherent wonder and curiosity as little scientists. Come prepared for indoor and outdoor winter activities such as songs, stories, games and outdoor play. Please bring water and a small snack for your child. 3-5 years with an adult. Pre-registration is required. CLICK HERE to learn more and register.