EcoCenter: A Community Resource for Environmental Education

Environmental Volunteers' EcoCenter
2560 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 493-8000
For a map and directions, click here.

EcoCenter Open Hours (Fall 2016)
Fridays: 11:00 - 1:30 pm

1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month:
10:00 - 1:00 pm

*The EcoCenter will be closed Saturday, December 24th through Sunday, January 1st for holiday break.

Admission is free. Open hours change seasonally, with occasional closures for special events.
Please check this page for up-to-date hours and information.

Visit the EcoCenter


  • Visit our Events page for a current schedule of events.

Public Programs


Features & Attractions at the EcoCenter
  • Touchscreen Science Displays
  • Hands-on Nature Exhibits
  • Binoculars and bird guides
  • EV Bay Tour smartphone app
  • Green Building Tour
  • The Marsh Cam

Community Programs
  • The EV works with local community organizations and groups to host programs at the EcoCenter and in the broader community. Contact for more information.
Private Events
  • The EcoCenter is available for private facility rentals. Contact for more information.

About the EcoCenter
The EcoCenter is the headquarters for the Environmental Volunteers and serves as a nature center open to the public. Our headquarters is also the workspace for our professional staff who direct and implement our programs in support of our mission: To promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education.

The EcoCenter is a community resource for environmental education. Through our location in the beautiful Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, we have expanded our mission fulfillment to offer a wide range of educational opportunities for children, adults, and families!

To learn more about the EcoCenter's unique history, click here.