Plan Your Visit

The EcoCenter is a public nature center with exhibits, activities, and events. We offer a wide range of educational opportunities for visitors of all ages. Experience our beautiful setting and connect with the natural world.


Environmental Volunteers’ EcoCenter
2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 493-8000
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Open Hours

Fridays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturdays (varies, at least once a month): 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Administrative offices: Monday-Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Hours change seasonally and are dependent on docent availability.

Features & Attractions

Admission is free. The EcoCenter offers a range of attractions:

  • Touchscreen Science Displays
  • Hands-on Nature Exhibits
  • Binoculars and bird guides to check out
  • Green Building Tour
  • The EcoCenter on Wheels
  • …and more!

Program Offerings

The EcoCenter has a variety of programs and events for all audiences:

For general questions, please contact


Volunteer at the EcoCenter

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you like engaging with others, sharing knowledge, and promoting learning and stewardship? Then Environmental Volunteers has the role for you!