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We provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs. We invite you...more
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
We rolled into Vail in the summer without a lot of plans. I heard about a beaver pond tour and tried to sign up. Unfortunately they were full but Hannah was nice enough to email me all the details on the beaver pond. We wound...More
I visited the Discovery Center with my son that is six years old and has Downs Syndrome. He has limited speech but a love of nature and animals. It was not busy when we were there and my son asked one of the naturalists to...More
Walking in the Rocky Mountains is great -- having a guide who can help pointout aspects of nature is a bonus of the walk. The Walking Mountain Science Center provides fee and complimentary guided walks. I walked with Heidi from the Holy Cross Ranger Station...More
Had a wonderful time learning about the wildlife, plants and water resources in the area while on our nature walk. The docent was a volunteer who was very friendly. The center has many wonderful hands on exhibits which young and old can both enjoy. It...More
We were connected with Walking Mountains through the Vail website and booked a 4 hour private snowshoe excursion with WMSC on a Saturday morning. We left Lionshead and drove out to the trailhead which was about a 20 minute drive. Our guide, Peter Suneson, was...More
This tour was our trip highlight!!! Rachel Holland is a wonderful college educated Naturalist. Very personable and friendly. Unbelievable that this tour is free. You cannot visit Vail without a snow shoe tour.
It was snowy and we were originally going to take the little loop, then we saw footprints going up the mountain and decided to follow the trail up the mountain. Fantastic scenery and really pretty in the snow. Some steep spots and pretty strenuous in...More
Stopped by here with my wife, son, his wife and their son. Missed the entrance as it was just to the right after one turns onto Buck Creek Road. Easy parking and free entrance. Grandson enjoyed the numerous activities for nearly two hours and my...More