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“Don't miss this on your trip to Lake Tahoe”

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Incline Village, Nevada, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't miss this on your trip to Lake Tahoe”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

There's something for children and adults alike. You'll learn more about Lake Tahoe then you'll find in any travel book. The award winning 3D movie about the lake is a must see. Plus you'll find it difficult not to play in the "augmented reality sand box". If you have time, ask to see their earthquake viewer. Spend as much time as you like, but I suggest 45 minutes to an hour. The center is open in the afternoons Tuesday through Friday. Although there is no entry fee and everything is FREE, they do appreciate donations.

Visited October 2013
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very interesting place if you like learning about ecology.”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We were given an excellent tour by a docent. Saw some interesting short films. The docent demonstrated equipment techniques for sampling the lake waters. We saw how much recycling went into the building itself. Impressive!

Visited August 2013
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“An enriching, fun, educational experience for young & seasoned, locals & vacationers.”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is a great place to learn about beautiful Lake Tahoe from it's history to the scientific research being conducted to keep it clean, healthy & BLUE!

Visited July 2013
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Incline Village, Nevada
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Excellent example of the fine work being done to protect Tahoe”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

A worthwhile visit for a quick tour and an introduction to the ecology of the Tahoe basin and especially the Lake.

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A well spent time there”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We were on vacation in Lake Tahoe and stayed in Incline Village. We have a couple of hours left in the day after the activities so we decided to visit this place. This place is not big. It has a 3-D theater and several exhibits. The docent of the day is a researcher and is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He played the video in front of each exhibits for us and answered out questions. A couple of hours quickly went by and we learnt a lot in the process. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in the environment.

Visited July 2013
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