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


Summer Hours (June 5 - September 3): Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Winter Hours: Monday-Saturday | 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


Fall 2018 Programs


Nature Walk | Monday - Saturday | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join a Naturalist for a gentle educational hike through aspen and riparian communities. Learn about the ecology and animal adaptations of this mountain environment. All ages, FREE. Click to learn more

Sustainable Film Series | Tuesdays | 6:30 p.m.


The Sustainable Film Series raises awareness and encourages community dialogue about environmental issues afflicting our world through award-winning independent featured films. This year Walking Mountains will continue to provide films at two locations from November to April. Movies show at the 1st Tuesday* of every month at Loaded Joe’s in Avon and 3rd Tuesday of every month at Dusty Boot in Eagle. Showings start at 6:30 p.m. No reservations required, just show up!

Avon Location

  • November 6 - The Age of Consequences
  • December 4 - WASTED!
  • January 8 - Death by Design
  • February 5 - Blue Heart
  • March 5 - Smog of the Sea & STRAWS
  • April 2 - An Inconvenient Sequel

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.