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UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

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Flagship research center

A research center dedicated to Lake Tahoe conservation and research. They provide a nice guided... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Bossa_Trip
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Miami Beach, Florida
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My wife and I stopped about 20 minutes before closing and the docent Frances Pierce was so very... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
MLC104
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Carlisle, PA
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The UC Davis Tahoe Science 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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291 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451-9333
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+1 775-881-7566
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

A research center dedicated to Lake Tahoe conservation and research. They provide a nice guided tour and information around the lake formation, natural history and all the challenges to keep as natural as possible. Scientists and researchers from all over the world are involved on...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

My wife and I stopped about 20 minutes before closing and the docent Frances Pierce was so very helpful and providing us information and learning tools to take home to share with our granddaughters. She also played a 15 minute video on how Lake Tahoe...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We loved our stop at the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. We only had about an hour and could have stayed longer. Our docent was extremely knowledgeable, professional and polite with plenty of knowledge about Lake Tahoe. Exhibits were interesting. We were a family...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

On Friday afternoon, with only 30 minutes left until closing time, director Heather Segale and docent John gave me an amazing tour of this center. They showed me the latest exhibits and data they are collecting. All of this research and education (adults and field...More

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Heather_Tahoe, General Manager at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Vickie! We greatly appreciated it. We hope you stop by again when you have more time.

Reviewed 14 May 2018

Our docent was so very knowledgeable of the area. We were a group of 3 couples and we all learned something new.More

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Heather_Tahoe, Manager at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center. Because we are a non-profit, our marketing budget is very limited and we count on word-of-mouth to tell people about our small science center. I am very pleased to...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

UCD’s Environmental Research Center is worth a visit by young and old. Interpretative exhibit helps you understand what make Lake Tahoe unique. Their is very valuable science done here by the staff that affects water clarity at Tahoe and other Alpine Lakes. They also offer...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This center is a fantastic but little known part of Incline - and Lake Tahoe. They do some excellent work here and they deserve our support.

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Heather_Tahoe, Manager at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center (hosted by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center team). Our marketing budget is very limited and so your word-of-mouth endorsement is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Heather Segale, 775-881-7562

Reviewed 19 January 2018

The snow hasn't been very good and at over $150 for a lift ticket, I figured I'd give my credit card a rest and check out the free Tahoe Science Center. Super cute and packed with a ton of information. I learned so much and...More

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Heather_Tahoe, Manager at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center A T. We greatly appreciate it. As a very small and free science museum, word-of-mouth is our main source of marketing. Your note was very kind...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great visit to the Tahoe Environmental Research Museum. My 12 and 10 year old boys and I all really enjoyed it. Our docent Allen, really made it very educational yet very engaging. We highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is definitely a family place to go - lots of information and fun this to see and do. There is information on how the Lake was formed, what wildlife there is in the area and about those that first lived at the Lake. There...More

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Heather_Tahoe, Manager at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center and for visiting. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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