Come Visit the EcoCenter

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

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

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 schedule for up-to-date information.

Get started as a Volunteer!
Learn More about our Volunteer Programs.

On May 3, Support the EV through Silicon Valley Gives                                                              

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Silicon Valley Gives will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about. Every dollar you donate to the EV will be doubled, $1 for $1, up to a total of $14,750.

Your support of the EV allows us to bring environmental education to more members of our community! Thank you for giving.

Summer Camp Registration is Open! Join the EV this Summer for Nature Fun!

Discover Science and Nature this Summer: Register for the EV's Summer Day Camp programs for Grades 1-6.

The EV offers hands-on Summer Day Camp programs to inspire a love of nature through hands-on activities, field trips, and more. In 2016, we are back with 3 weeks of Explore! Camp and 2 weeks of our most popular camp - Girls in Science!

New in 2016: we are also offering a July "Mini Camp" program.

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!

For more information, contact Jesse, our Summer Camp Director at 
(650) 493-8000 ext. 345 or by email:

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!

We'd love for you to join us in 2016. Become a volunteer and share a community dedicated to local hands-on environmental education. 

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

"A Bee's Eye View": Photography Exhibit and Reception

Exhibit dates: March through May 2016 at the EcoCenter

The EcoCenter Art Gallery is hosting a photography exhibit by Judy Kramer!

Judy Kramer is a local nature photographer with a passion for native wildflowers. She is a former co-president of the Palo Alto Camera Club, and her images have appeared in numerous local exhibits, the newsletters of many environmental organizations, and two books. Join us for the opening reception of this photographic examination of Bay Area flowers, pollinators, and pollinator predators.

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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