Education Center –       Friends of Edgewood

Education Center

Bill and Jean Lane Education Center Hours
  • Wednesday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • By appointment. Leave a request message at (650) 367-7576.

This beautiful, environmentally friendly building was created as a portal for school children, nature seekers, and casual visitors to understand and explore Edgewood’s rare and interesting life forms, fascinating soils, and mosaic of plant communities and wildlife habitats. The exhibits and displays in the Center reveal these stories, beckoning visitors, both young and older, to hear the land speak.


Land and Water exhibit

Land and Water

Get the big picture: how land and water promotes the diversity of plants and wildlife.

Life in serpentine exhibit

Life in Serpentine

Find out how serpentine soils are crucial to Edgewood’s wildflower diversity

Species that Specialize exhibit

Species that Specialize

Explore the endangered and threatened species that live at Edgewood.

Seeps and springs exhibit

Seeps and Springs

Notice plant differences. See how animal tracks show importance of water to wildlife.

Test your exotic IQ

Test Your Exotic IQ

Can you recognize these invasive non-native species?

Voices of Edgewood Exhibit

Voices of Edgewood

Listen to the stories that recall the human history of Edgewood.

Education center entrance

Green Building

Explore the green design features incorporated into the Education Center.

Weekly photos of plants in bloom

This Week at Edgewood

Check out this week’s flowers in bloom, birds and animals spotted by our docents.


Volunteer staff are a key part of making the Center a lively, relevant experience that encourages visitors to gain a new awareness of ecological relationships, develop a sense of stewardship, and simply connect with Edgewood. Find out more about volunteering at the Center.