Tahoe Science Center

291 Country Club Dr
Incline Village, NV 89451

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM Expand Hours
  • Sunday: Closed

Explore Lake Tahoe in Depth!

Dive into Lake Tahoe without getting wet! Explore the interactive exhibits that feature Lake Tahoe. Great for kids and adults.

Explore why Lake Tahoe is so unique on a guided tour. Learn about the latest scientific research on the virtual research vessel. Discover Lake Tahoe’s underwater life in the laboratory exhibit. Build mountains and make it rain in the “Shaping Watersheds” interactive sandbox. Put on your 3-D glasses and take a tour around and into Lake Tahoe to discover “Lake Tahoe in Depth” in our 3-D theater. For hands-on science activities and more, come visit Lake Tahoe’s only public science center in Incline Village, Nevada.

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.


Tour Times

Docent-guided tours available Tuesdays through Friday from 1-5 p.m. Between Memorial day through Labor Day, the Tahoe Science Center is also open on Saturdays also from 1-5 p.m.

Closed all holidays.

Tours begin on the hour, walk-in visitors welcome.


Family Friendly

Recommended for kids ages 8 and older.


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.