What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

—Henry David Thoreau

We are a home for the environmental movement.

The David Brower Center provides a home for the environmental movement by advocating for the beauty, diversity and ecological integrity of Earth. The Brower Center accomplishes this mission through a distinctive combination of permanent infrastructure and ongoing programs in a unique civic institution that

  • Informs the public about the environmental challenges we face and the bold actions we must take if ours is to remain a living planet;
  • Inspires people to recognize their own power and responsibility to act on behalf of the Earth; and
  • Connects individuals and organizations dedicated to social equity and ecological sustainability.

The Brower Center fulfills these commitments through three core programs:

  • Art and Education, which offers museum-quality exhibitions and public programs that serve to educate audiences about a wide range of environmental issues and foster a more engaged citizenry;
  • Resident Organizations, through which the Center houses 30+ nonprofits and social enterprises and provides capacity building and networking opportunities; and
  • Event Rentals, hosting more than 300 events every year for nonprofit and private businesses, and strengthening the green event industry by requiring clients to abide by low-waste, green principles.

Together these programs bring over 50,000 people to the Brower Center each year and draw nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, artists, activists, and the general public to engage in creative dialogue and action.

The David Brower Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; our taxpayer ID is 94-3385643.

We are open to the public.

The Brower Center, including the Hazel Wolf Gallery, is open weekdays from 9 am until 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm.

* The gallery will be closed Saturday, May 28. We apologize for any inconvenience. *

Admission to the Hazel Wolf Gallery is free.

The gallery is closed most major holidays, including: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day, Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday following, and Christmas. The gallery is also closed December 26 – January 1 each year.

Please note that the gallery is occasionally closed for private events.