Admission is FREE to school groups, community groups, and individuals. All visitors must meet the requirement of nine years old and above.


Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Visits are open by appointment only.

Available Tours

Option 1:
ELC Exhibit Tour – allow one hour
Explore three floors of interactive exhibits
Maximum of 40 attendees

Option 2:
Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant Tour – allow one hour
Enjoy a tram ride around the Hyperion Plant to see how wastewater is treated for reuse
Maximum of 40 attendees

Option 3:
ELC/Plant Tour Combo – allow 1.5 hours
Maximum of 80 attendees

Schedule a Tour

Use our online scheduling tool or email us at You may also reach us by phone at 310-648-5363.

Behavioral Expectations

Visitors must be mindful of their own personal belongings. We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. We treat the ELC with care and appreciation, and expect the same from our visitors. In the event damage occurs to the ELC facility, exhibits, and/or landscaping, LA Sanitation may hold the visitor and/or their organization responsible for repair and/or replacement costs. You can view our list of Behavioral Expectations here.

Directions and Parking

The ELC is located at 12000 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey 90293, across the street from Dockweiler State Beach, approximately one half mile south of Imperial Highway. Visitors will check in at GATE C at Hyperion Way off of Vista Del Mar.

Parking for all vehicles, including buses, is FREE, adjacent to the Environmental Learning Center. Because parking is limited, we recommend carpools and/or buses for groups.
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