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National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Who knew weather could be so interesting!

NCAR is a great center to explore and learn so much about weather.. It's interesting to visit on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2016maryG
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Lemont, Illinois
Very cool place to visit - and hike!

There are some great exhibits here... thuogh we mostly go for the hiking... very nice mix of... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Leedalton
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Denver, Colorado
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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...more
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1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305-5602
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NCAR is a great center to explore and learn so much about weather.. It's interesting to visit on your own but if you are there when a tour is offered- during the week(M,W, F at Noon) Please do your self a huge favor and take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2016maryG
Reviewed 6 November 2018

There are some great exhibits here... thuogh we mostly go for the hiking... very nice mix of terrain... even a fern grove. Also, easy parking and a seasonal creek. Just outside boulder... near some good eats.,

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Leedalton
Reviewed 27 October 2018

It was too foggy the day we visited, so we were unable to go hiking at all. We couldn't even find the trailhead. But the exhibits were interesting and the bathrooms were clean.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jankow5
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

We're glad you enjoyed the exhibits! Try to come back on a clear day so you don't miss the beautiful views!

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Staying in Boulder, this was an ideal way to get outside and see the mountains without having to travel very far. They had an easy walking trail as well as more advanced trails. There are beautiful mountain views, and the short drive up was scenic....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aspiringtraveler2013
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

We're glad you stopped in! Come see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

it looks cool and is good place to access the flatirons, I would like to do a tour but I'm always confused when they happen

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank danadam024
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks for the review! Tours are offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00PM.

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Very interesting exhibits. There are guided tours. This visit was particular interesting due to discussions on hurricanes

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 800beverlyh
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

A must see when you visit Boulder. NCAR is located on Table Mesa Dr. Nice hiking trails, with short ones too. The National Center ofr Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has exhibits during suitable for children and adults on the weather, climate. atmosphere, etc. Learning experience for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Most of NCAR is built underground and you can visit some of that part of the facility It is located high on Table Mesa specifically because this area receives some of the highest velocity winds in the world. The views from the first floor are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

At NCAR you can visit the museum in the entrance with a tornado simulation made with steam, which is very nice. And you can also feel inside one of the Woody Allen's movie, "Sleeper". The architecture of this place is incredible, it has an amazing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Inside, there is a nice set of exhibits examining climate and the atmospheric elements that make it up. Some exhibits are hands on, and there is also a small theater with a handful of on-demand videos to watch. The presentation is very elementary and wont...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Kathleen K
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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
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