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:

Fridays: 11:00 - 1:30 pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays each month
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 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.