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.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon CO, 81620

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.


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.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon CO, 81620

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 Laneake I-70 exit 167 to Nottingham Road head west


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.

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.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon CO, 81620

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 Laneake I-70 exit 167 to Nottingham Road head west


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.

Backcountry Snowshoe Hikes: 

12/5/17 - 3/29/18 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:00 am -1:00 pm  

Join an instructor trained as a Certified Interpretive Guide on these leisurely half-day outings in the White River National Forest. Snowshoes are provided, but guests must bring their own sense of wonder and enthusiasm for spending time in the winter environment! We will hike and discuss the ecology of natural systems while spending time amongst snowcapped peaks and silent  winter forests.

 Ages 14 and up, $50/person. Snowshoes, poles, and transportation provided. CLICK HERE to learn more and register.


Monthly Science Behind Series:

Thursdays | 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how something works or how something was made? In the monthly Science Behind series, we partner with a guest presenter to explore a large variety of interesting topics. The Science Behind series offers opportunities for adults to apply new knowledge and skills to everyday life, while having fun! Classes are free or low cost to attend. Pre-registration is required. CLICK HERE to learn more and register

Winter 17/18 Topics:  

  • December 7: Coffee
  • January 18: Mountain Meteorology
  • February: Performance Training
  • March 15: Ecology of the Body
  • April 19: Responsible Recycling

For more information please call 970.827.9725

Walking Mountains offers many more programs year-round at multiple locations! Visit www.walkingmountains.org for a full list of programs and event. Programs are subject to change, please visit the website for the most current program information.