At UC Davis TERC, we are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. At this time, our offices and labs are currently reduced to only the essential services.

The UC Davis Tahoe Science Center is currently closed with plans of a limited reopening in June 2021, see reopening information.

Tahoe Science Center

Denise at the RV exhibit


Dive into Lake Tahoe without getting wet! Explore the interactive exhibits, learn about the lake ecosystem, and why it's changing, and find out how you can keep Tahoe blue.

When you visit the Tahoe Science Center, you learn the latest findings from the world-class UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC), a global leader in research, education, and public outreach on Lakes.

Hours and Tour Times

We are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Tahoe Science Center Virtual Tour Series videos are available on the UC Davis YouTube Channel ( There are currently seven virtual tour videos as part of this playlist along with many more specialty videos available in our channel. Subscribe to the UC Davis Tahoe channel to receive updates as new videos are being added.


291 Country Club Dr.
Incline Village, NV 89451

Located on the first floor of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada. For directions click here)


There are five marked Visitor Parking spaces located in the Sierra Nevada College campus parking lot off Country Club Drive nearest the Tahoe Center for Environmental Science (TCES) building. If no visitor parking spaces are available, obtain a dated Visitor Parking Permit from the volunteer docent on duty and park in a UC Davis parking space.


Donations welcome, admission is free. 

There's something for everyone...

  • For families looking for fun and learning, there are interactive exhibits on the Tahoe Basin's important ecological challenges and an award winning 3D movie, "Lake Tahoe In Depth." (Also available in Spanish)
  • For school groups, there is kid-friendly science curriculum covering topics such as geology, ecology, and more.
  • For those interested in green homes and workplaces, there are working examples of sustainable design, construction, and landscaping in our LEED Platinum building.
  • For lifelong learners there is an evening lecture series, check out the events calendar for a list of upcoming events.

Tours include the following Exhibits:

By Appointment or Special Request: