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Walking Mountains Science Center

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
+1 970-827-9725
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Must Do Family Activity!!!

There are so many positives to this wonderful organization that I'll never be able to list them... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michelle M
Great Learning Experiance in the Vail Valley

Just a great way to get a little exercise by walking the nature trails, getting one's questions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas V
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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 to come explore your curious nature with us!
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
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+1 970-827-9725
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are so many positives to this wonderful organization that I'll never be able to list them all! Be sure to check out their offerings(classes, guided walks, etc) at the Vail Nature Center and the fabulous yurt at the top of Vail Mtn. My 4...More

Thank Michelle M
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're glad you had an awesome time Michelle! See you next time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great way to get a little exercise by walking the nature trails, getting one's questions answered and soaking in the gifts of nature we too often ignore in our hurried lives. The staff is both eager and well informed.

Thank Thomas V
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you for visiting and thoughtful review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to Nottingham Park, we decided to visit the science center. It is nice. My kids are into animals so they enjoyed their time there. It is a small center. We probably stayed there for about 30 minutes. We were staying in Beaver...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went on a wild flower walk with Rachel H. as our guide. We enjoyed the one hour tour very much as it was so informative. Rachel was very knowledgeable so we learned a lot. Rachel was very personable. Thanks, Rachel H.

Thank MinnesotaMair
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you had a wonderful experience!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They advertised that there are a lot of activities for the time period we were there; however, on June 7th, they said that the naturists had just arrived that week and were still in training. The building itself is good for young children. The girl...More

Thank Kenny W
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments Kenny. We always appreciate feedback and have taken yours into consideration. You are correct that when you visited we were still in 'offseason mode' to prepare for our summer programs to begin on June 10th. We are working towards offering our...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The Avon Hike is a short, lovely stroll through the area surrounding the science center. Leah, my guide and a naturalist, was very sweet and knowledgeable about coniferous plants, microorganisms, wildflowers, and medicinals. I recommend this hike for anyone who wants to get off I-70...More

Thank Sally S
Walking M, Public Relations Manager at Walking Mountains Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Rachel H took us on a very informative two hour hike today. Very pleasant and personable. We learned so much on this very doable trail. Thanks Rachel

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We went with our 5 year old and his dad and had a super 1 hour hike with a naturalist who explained all about the trees, animals and rock formations of the area. It was a fabulous tour with Paul.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Toddler classes in the summertime are awesome! I wish they were offered year round. But regardless this is a great place to visit anytime!!!

Thank MissLittleRaven
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Walking Mountains has the best lectures and educational programs in the valley. The topics are always very timely.

Thank Kenh10
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SkepticalProfessor
28 October 2016|
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Response from Walking M | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry! Unfortunately, we are closed today (Oct 29, 2016). We open on Monday at 9am and the Nature Walk will run at 2pm every day next week besides Sunday. Hope to see you soon!
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med92014
7 September 2016|
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Response from Burleson F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have never visited in October. August was great. I imagine the Aspen trees would be beautiful at this time of year.
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Susanne T
22 May 2016|
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Response from Maggie H | Reviewed this property |
Not difficult at all. Just make sure you're wearing boots because the snow can get deep and might sink into your shoes.
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