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The EcoCenter

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2560 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-3319
+1 650-493-8000
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Located right at the old Palo Alto boat harbor in Byxbee Park, the building is a classic Birge... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Palo Alto, California
Outside view only (most of the time)

A refreshed maritime themed building housing Sea Scouts and a non-profit. Not a touring... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Palo Alto, CA
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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 Baylands Nature Preserve, we have expanded our mission fulfillment to offer a wide range of educational opportunities for children, adults, and families!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2560 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-3319
+1 650-493-8000
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Located right at the old Palo Alto boat harbor in Byxbee Park, the building is a classic Birge Clark structure built for the Sea Scouts in 1941 when they kept their boats at the now closed harbor. The building is open limited hours but usually...More

Thank MikePaloAlto
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A refreshed maritime themed building housing Sea Scouts and a non-profit. Not a touring destination but a nice visual addition to a Baylands stroll.More

Thank NinaKPaloAlto_CA
Enviro V, Public Relations Manager at The EcoCenter, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

The EcoCenter is a community hub for environmental education, open to the public 4 days a week. A welcome touring destination with hands-on activities, lively events, art exhibits, state-of-the-art touchscreen exhibits, a green building tour, and friendly docents. The EcoCenter is home to the Environmental...More

Reviewed 15 April 2016

This historic building is now home to the Environmental Volunteers, an organization that provides wonderful nature experiences for grade school kids in and out of the classroom. Building has limited hours, but is an architectural gem and beautifully remodeled. Baylands Park trails are right outside,...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 9 August 2014

EcoCenter is a nature center in Palo Alto Baylands area. The design of the building is Birge Clark -designed paddlewheel building. It is interesting as such to take a photo of. The center offers environmental programs and training. I am rating it average however as...More

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