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; climate; Earth's atmosphere; and the Sun. 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 .4-mile outdoor weather trail, art galleries and a theater showing science-themed videos also are offered. Self-guiding tours using computer tablets are available. Guided tours are available.
Admission and audio tours free. Computer tablet tours free with ID.
Hours: Visitor center Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 9-4. Guided tours depart Mon., Wed. and Fri. at noon.