Eriksson Education Center

Eriksson Education Center from the outside

Tahoe City Field Station Images

Home to the Tahoe City Demonstration Garden and located inside the Tahoe City Field Station (formally the Historic Fish Hatchery):

2400 Lake Forest Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145

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Tours available by appointment only, please contact Alison Toy ( or 775-881-7566) to schedule a tour. 

Housed in the Historic Hatchery built in the 1920's, surrounded by a native plant demonstration garden, the Eriksson Education Center (only open during the peak summer months) features innovative exhibits on why Lake Tahoe is unique - and how science and research is being used to restore and protect Lake Tahoe for future generations.


Free, self-guided tours available daily from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. during summer months (Memorial Day through Labor Day). Visitors are welcome to view the Eriksson Education Center located on the north side of the building, or tour the grounds, which feature several interpretive panels among the demonstration gardens and test plots.

Guided tours led by volunteer docents: Saturdays throughout the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day), volunteer docents are available to provide guided tours from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visitors are also invited to conduct Citizen Science including water quality and plant phenology.

Eriksson Education Center and Flowers

Exhibits in the Eriksson Education Center

Additional Tour Information:

Walk-in visitors are welcome. Tours are also available by appointment; to make arrangements, call 775-881-7566 or email