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UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

291 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451-9333
+1 775-881-7566
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A hidden gem for anyone visiting Lake Tahoe and wanting to learn more about the lake, the watershed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BONNIE T
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UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center is AWESOME

A great way to learn the history of Lake Tahoe along with current and future challenges to its... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Brad R
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The UC Davis Tahoe Science Center ("Thomas J. Long Foundation Education Center") has science exhibits including a various hands-on activities, 3-D theater, research vessel, virtual laboratory, "Shaping Watersheds" Interactive Sandbox, and more.
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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291 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451-9333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem for anyone visiting Lake Tahoe and wanting to learn more about the lake, the watershed and the science of its environment. Hidden because the center is advertised as the UC Davis Tahoe Research Center, the Tahoe Science Center and the Incline Village...More

1  Thank BONNIE T
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A great way to learn the history of Lake Tahoe along with current and future challenges to its beauty and sustainability. We had a private tour and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who has an interest...More

1  Thank Brad R
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We spent some time here learning about the lake, and what everyone can do to preserve and protect its beauty and clarity. The tour takes a little over an hour and the docent that gave the tour was very informative. UC Davis has had a...More

1  Thank cold1za
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A great learning experience. Hands on activities for everyone that help you understand how water moves through the mountains. Great for understanding how the Lake Tahoe ecosystem works, how the lake was formed, and how it is managed. Very helpful staff.More

1  Thank SFBayTraveler07
Heather_Tahoe, General Manager at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a Trip Advisor review. Our marketing dollars are very limited (we are a non-profit) and so every review helps us get the word out. I am so glad you had a good experience. Thank you again,...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017

When you ever visit Lake Tahoe, have you ever wondered how it got there? Also, why is so clear and blue and what is being done to protect the lake? to learn these answers and more, you must visit the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research...More

1  Thank Tom O
Heather_Tahoe, Manager at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center. I really hope that you enjoyed your visit and please tell everyone that you know to come check it out! (We have a very limited marketing...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

TERC is the premier research center studying Lake Tahoe. Visiting the TERC exhibit at Sierra College outside Incline Village allowed us to get a great perspective on the geology and history of the Lake Tahoe region as well as a sample of the research going...More

Thank hojay88
Reviewed 20 December 2016

As soon as you walk in, you're greeted by a friendly face and all the information you could possibly want. It's a great place if you're interested in learning about Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area, especially if you are interested in/studying environmental/marine science. There...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wonderful place to learn about Tahoe and how--despite man's screw-ups--the Lake has managed to overcome and remain as beautiful as it has. (But we still need to take care of it)

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This research center is run by the University of California Davis. The tour (opens at 1pm) covers the history of Lake Tahoe, mining and development, and the health of local forests and Lake Tahoe. The guide covered the depth of the lake (1,600 feet), 6,200...More

Thank LaCostaKeith
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great place to visit to learn about what makes Tahoe unique and is being done to protect her. Easy parking and 20 minutes to an hour to visit. Good for all ages

Thank David H
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