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UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

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Address: 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV
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+1 775-881-7560
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13:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 13:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The UC Davis Tahoe Science Center ("Thomas J. Long Foundation...

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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Tom O

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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217 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Center in Incline Village and take a Docent tour. They are open 1-5 PM, Tuesdays... More 

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Heather_Tahoe, Manager at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, responded to this review

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 budget and count on word of mouth.) Thanks again, Heather Segale More 

Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 on to study the lake and its environment. Highlights were the augmented reality sand box... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are many modern, fun, and interactive exhibits that are easy to use and understand. This... More 

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Lewisville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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)

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 feet about sea level, and 6th largest freshwater lake in the United States. The health... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Sunnyvale, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

There are few addresses in Nevada. It is located on the college campus (2nd driveway off Hwy 28) It is totally unstaffed until 1:00 pm. I did interactive activities until then. Some displays not working and nobody to ask.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you would like to learn some really interesting science about Lake Tahoe, this is the place. The docent was extremely nice and knowledgable and spent an hour showing my wife and I around the center.

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NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Tahoe environmental research center offers a hands on experience to learn about Lake Tahoe. You'll learn about the formation of the lake and other unique pieces of information about this beautiful lake. Additionally, you'll learn all about the efforts to "Keep Tahoe Blue." Worth the 1 hour you'll spend at this free activity.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Decided to take a break from the slopes and stopped to learn about Lake Tahoe. The Research Center is on the Sierra Nevada campus, which is quite beautiful. The center allows you to wander and learn at your own pace and/or listen to the guide as he educates the audience. I, believe, the tours start on the hour. Our guide... More 

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