Come Visit the EcoCenter

Environmental Volunteers' EcoCenter
2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Current Open Hours:
Tuesdays and Fridays 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday and Sundays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

We're looking for new Volunteers! Click here to learn more.

The EcoCenter is a nature center and community resource open to the public in the Palo Alto Baylands. The EcoCenter offers free environmental education through public learning programs, events, touchscreen science exhibits, a green building tour, and more. EcoCenter hours change seasonally. Please check our current schedule for up-to-date information.

Peninsula Outdoor Painters' (POPs) Exhibit & Reception, June 25                                                            

Free Public Reception: Saturday, June 25, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The Peninsula Outdoor Painters (POPs) is a group that captures the beauty of the San Francisco peninsula through oils, watercolors, and pastels. Since 1977, the group has met outdoors (en plein air) to paint coastlines, mountainscapes, and woods. For this exhibition, twenty-one POPs artists visited the inspiring Palo Alto Baylands. 

Please join us in celebration of these local artists at the "POPs in the Baylands" opening reception. Works are available for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Environmental Volunteers. 

Hors d'oeurves and drinks will be served.
Learn more here!

Discover Nature This Summer - Register for Summer Camp

This year, our exciting camps will take place at the beautiful EcoCenter. Kids wil get insprited through hikes, hands-on activities, and field trips! In 2016, we are offering a July Mini-Camp, 3 weeks of Explore! Camp, and 2 weeks of our most popular camp - Girls in Science!

Visit and learn about camp information, dates, and to discover discounts and weekly specials.

We hope you join us for a summer of nature exploration!

Why Camp? Read the Top 8 Benefits of Camp here.

Join us! Become a Nature Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of our organization.

At the EV, our volunteers deliver hands-on natural science education to 10,000 kids in classrooms, on field trips, and to people of all ages at the EcoCenter. Staff provides training, support, and comraderie to our volunteers; in fact, we think of volunteers as members of the EV family.

Become a volunteer and join a community dedicated to local hands-on environmental education. 

For all the information you need, visit our volunteer page by clicking here or email

Connect with Nature

Need a peaceful nature break?
Check out what’s happening in the Baylands on our live Marsh Cam.

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