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“Good place for a big meeting”

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.
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good place for a big meeting”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I attended a board of directors meeting here. The first room, for the first half of the meeting worked well. A very large room with tables arranged in a big square, projectors for the computers built into the ceiling and a large-enough screen that we could all follow the slides. The second half of the meeting took place in a classroom with multiple levels of seating for the "students." This proved a little more awkward for member presentations as a given person had to walk to the "teaching area" for each presentation. The tech help person was very friendly and accommodating. I suspect that we had to change rooms after lunch because the campus allowed us to meet free of charge and a "paying customer" scheduled our initial meeting room.

I highly recommend this facility for big meetings. The campus is beautiful so you can take a quick walk during breaks. The place is easy to find and they have plenty of parking.

Visited June 2014
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“Educational and Excellent Information by John Farley a Docent”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

John as well as the supplemental information provided by videos and a 3-D video explained the history of the Lake and surrounding mountain ranges. It was also interesting to find out about the non-native species introduced into the area and the adverse effects they have had. The Tahoe Keys neighborhood that was built has had an adverse effect on the natural filtering of the water entering the lake from the South Fork of the Truckee River. I recommend this visit to all how car about the conservation of this wonderful natural part of the United States.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Larry D
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Lafayette, California
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497 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Tahoe Science Center, as they advertise, has "Something for everyone." My daughter and I visited, just before closing time, with my granddaughter that was taking a science class in the area. What a gem this place is - all hidden - on the campus of Sierra Nevada College. Dedicated to research, education and public outreach the center can teach us how Lake Tahoe was formed and the systems that helps maintain it. Why is Lake Tahoe so blue? This can be explored while checking out a virtual research vessel, virtual ecology lab, 3-D theater, and hands on activities. Visit it and help support this worthy research center.

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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Super Experience at Lake Tahoe”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Very informative, learned so many important things about the Lake. The importance of the Lake locally, in the outer laying regions and to the Northern Hemisphere. Such an interesting place... learn about earthquakes, tectonic plate shifting, and how the lake was formed. Best part is it's free...

Visited December 2013
2 Thank DianeMLakeTahoe
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Everyone who comes to Lake Tahoe should take time to at least drop by this fantastic little museu/interpretative center to find out what makes Tahoe so special. The exhibits and accompanying videos are first class, informative and entertaining. The highlight of our visit, however, was volunteer docent John Farley who seemed to know EVERYTHING about Lake Tahoe, and engaged us in tour that was absolutely the highlight of our trip. We planned to stay for a half hour, but were enjoying it so much, we stayed for more than an hour! Oh, and did I mention it's free?!

Visited February 2014
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