Fodor's Expert Review Tahoe Science Center
Nevada City Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice
Learn how Lake Tahoe was formed, why it’s so blue, and how its ecosystem is changing at Tahoe’s only science center, which is affiliated with UC Davis researchers. Hands-on exhibits include aquariums, a virtual ecology lab and research boat, a watershed map with the 63 streams that flow into the lake (and the only one that flows out, the Truckee River), tables that teach how to identify trees, and a 3D theater. Visitors ages 8 and older will gain the most from the experience.