Visitor Information

Hours of Operation
  • Building: 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Public Tours: 1 – 5pm, Tuesday – Friday
  • Open Saturdays 1 – 5pm, Memorial Day – Labor Day

Sierra Nevada College
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV 89451

Group Tours

Learn about Lake Tahoe ecosystems and green building design with a docent-led free interactive tour through the Thomas J. Long Foundation Education Center and the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden. The Thomas J. Long Foundation Education Center conducts public tours Tuesday-Friday from 1-5pm. To schedule a group tour, please contact Heather Seagale at 775.881.7566 or

Getting Here

By Car

Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences is located on the northern shores of Lake Tahoe on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada. It is approximately a 45 minute drive from Reno, and approximately 35 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, California and Carson City, Nevada. Designated visitor parking is available in the west parking lot (second entrance).

Directions to SNC

Public Transportation

The TCES is conveniently served by several modes of public transportation. The Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) operates along thirty miles of Lake Tahoe and stops within walking distance of the TCES. Bike racks are available in the summer months. For up to date information, visit their website ( or call 800-736-6365.