National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

1850 Table Mesa Dr.
Boulder, CO 80305- Map It
(303) 497-1000

AAA Editor Notes

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), 1850 Table Mesa Dr., is a National Science Foundation-sponsored scientific research laboratory offering interactive exhibits and informational displays on such topics as weather; past, present and future climate; Earth's atmosphere and Sun; and NCAR supercomputing capabilities including weather and climate modeling. The building, designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, is nestled against Boulder's Flatiron mountains, overlooking the city in a picturesque setting. An interpretive .25-mile outdoor weather trail, art galleries, a weather gallery and an exhibit about the relationship between the Sun and Earth are offered. Guided 1-hour tours are available Mon., Wed., and Fri. at noon or by appointment. Self-guiding tours via personal cell phone or computer tablets available for loan, in both adult and child versions, are offered in English and Spanish daily.
Admission and audio tours free. Computer tablet tours free with ID.
Hours: Visitor center Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat.-Sun. and some holidays 9-4. Guided tours depart Mon. and Wed. at noon.