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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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Bike on up!

Grab a picnic and hop on your bike! The road is wide and the cars are careful. So much more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
HilleryB21
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Boulder, Colorado
FREE Museum with One of the Best Tours I Have Ever Had.

Besides amazing views and great trails this beautiful museum offers a ton of information about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary Jo K
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Chicago, Illinois
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Explore hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, the Sun, the atmosphere, and art-science connections in this famous I.M. Pei-designed building. Other options: a wheelchair-accessible outdoor weather trail, guided tours for the public at noon on Monday/Wednesday/Friday except holidays, and a Guide-By-Cell audio tour (using your phone). Free admission, open 363 days a year. Hours: M-F 8am-5pm; Weekends & holidays 9am-4pm. Visit our website for information about your visit, including organized group tours and to find out about our two annual maintenance closure dates.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305-5602
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Grab a picnic and hop on your bike! The road is wide and the cars are careful. So much more wildlife is spotted on two wheels. The tour is interesting and architecture so very strange. Your breath will be taken away and return as you...More

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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Besides amazing views and great trails this beautiful museum offers a ton of information about weather and climate. Try to arrange your visit so you arrive in time for the noon tour. You watch a short movie and then tour the museum with a science...More

Thank Mary Jo K
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed the free tour! For anyone else wanting to take a tour, tours are offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NCAR was my back up for a rainy last day in Colorado. I entered the center not expecting much enjoyment but I was dead wrong. First, the view of the Front Range and all of Boulder is immaculate. The center is a combination of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An aquaintance works there and suggested we stop by. So glad we did. Serene and peaceful. Good bike destination,

Thank uesnna
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From NCAR you can see Boulder from above. It has displays showing anything about climate, weather and anything related to it. For example, how tornado built. You can also hike the mountain from here.

Thank Crist H
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This place is amazing! It's interesting, educational, and just plain fun. There are interactive displays, excellent videos, and qualified personnel giving tours.

Thank robertamP1493CH
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Great views from the parking area. Crawling with Mule Deer. Quick excursion with a good trail along the way if you’re so inclined

1  Thank Pedrolei
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Great place to visit and the free guided tour is a must, staff are very informative and the hills behind and the walks are spectacular.

Thank andyhum
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Think again - NCAR is anything but! Start with the view from the parking lot. One of the best views along the whole of Colorado's Front Range. On top of the vistas, you may see deer and ground squirrels; you might see coyotes and foxes;...More

1  Thank Susan S
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for the kind review!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This free museum in a beautiful location, is great to educate us all on the reality of climate change and the urgency to save our planet. Make sure to watch the video about the Lyons flood. We need to respect nature. Good for all ages....More

1  Thank Mar L
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for the great review!

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Kathleen K
30 June 2015|
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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
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