Perched in a stunning place up high on Vail Mountain, Nature Discovery Center is accessible via Lionshead Village's Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19). It is located in a yurt, a round, tent-like lodging used by Mongolian nomads. This inspired place provides the setting for nature discovery, learning and exploration. Free, naturalist-guided daytime and evening snowshoeing tours are offered in the winter season, allowing you to get some fresh air and stargazing time, depending on the weather and time of day. Free exhibits inside the center help visitors interpret the wonders of Vail's wilderness during the summer and winter seasons. Free nature walks and talks led by certified guides are offered during the summer season. Nature Discovery Center is operated by Walking Mountains Science Center, an amazing educational center in Avon that's devoted to inspiring environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.
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