UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station2400 Lake Forest Rd
Tahoe City, CA 96145
The Eriksson Education Center
Housed in the historic hatchery built in the 1920s, 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 are being used to restore and protect Lake Tahoe for future generations.
Open in the summer months only (Memorial Day through Labor Day) the center features self-guided tours every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and docent-led tours available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. Visitors are also invited to conduct citizen science, including water quality and plant phenology.
Exhibits in the Eriksson Education Center
- Native plant demonstration garden with interpretive signage
- Touchscreen exhibit with short videos and games for kids
- Timeline of aquatic activity in Lake Tahoe
Additional Tour Information
Walk-in visitors are welcome. Tours are also available by appointment. To make arrangements, call 775-881-7566 or email [email protected].