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National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR

1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305-5602
+1 303-497-1000
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fun and education with an outstanding view

I have always been interested in the study of weather. This is the perfect spot to learn more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buckingham, Pennsylvania
A Must Visit especially with the Solar Eclipse coming up in August!

NCAR is fantastic. Keep in mind that I love science, but NCAR is modern with top notch exhibits on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305-5602
+1 303-497-1000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always been interested in the study of weather. This is the perfect spot to learn more about climate, clouds, temperature and the earth's rotation. We took the one hour walking tour (which I would highly recommend). You can also choose to wander on...More

Thank SharonY1220
Reviewed 1 week ago

NCAR is fantastic. Keep in mind that I love science, but NCAR is modern with top notch exhibits on Science and especially Weather. There is also so much information on the upcoming Solar Eclipse in August, 2017. Don't miss the original Cray 1A Computer in...More

Thank pott1432
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great stop in boulder to learn about weather. We did not got a lot of information on ncar itself, would have liked to learn more. But this free exhibit is modern and interesting and you will definitely walk Away knowing something about weather or...More

Thank Elise L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building is located high up. It has a nice exhibit of different weather phenomena. I enjoyed the original Cray 1A computer. At the time it was the fastest supercomputer. I learned that it has less computational power that your cell phone. There is a...More

Thank Luis R
Reviewed 13 April 2017

If you have any interest in science this is a must see.. I was in boulder for FEMA and had a day off and went here and it was so interesting.. the displays are top notch.. dont miss this one

1  Thank GARY C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The first thing we saw as we walked in was the make your own cloud..how cool! Then we realized this place is free..even cooler!! Got to see a tornado and learned other neat things. What a Great place!

Thank S. Alice M
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We couldn't decide which we like better - the educational exhibits about the nuances of weather, the fascinating architecture of the campus, or its stunning location with closeup views of the Flatirons on one side and distance views of the plains on the other. We...More

Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Our kids loved the drawing stations and the interactive exhibits. The short nature hike was probably just the right length for our kids. Definitely educational as well about what is going on in the environment.

Thank GigEm1995
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The hands-on informative exhibits leave you wanting to learn much much more about climate observation. The outside nature trail features more information and close-up views of the Flatirons since the Center is on the side of one. The contemporary building was designed by I.M.Pei.

Thank frances p
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Free attraction and a nice way to learn about clouds and climate and weather. Beautiful grounds with great hiking. Beautiful spot to take some pictures of Boulder from high up. Abundant wildlife and even signs warning of mountain lions and bears if you should go...More

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Edwin H
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when are the tours?
30 June 2015|
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Response from Lili E F | Property representative |
Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your interest in visiting NCAR. Our public tours are MWF at noon. You can find out more about visiting NCAR by calling 303.497.1000. Sorry we can't include URLs in these messages but there is a... More