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National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Visit NCAR to learn about weather, climate and the atmosphere. Enjoy interactive exhibits, an outdoor weather trail, art galleries and more. Public tours are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 pm-1 pm, with private group tours offered by appointment. Open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm and on weekends/holidays 9 am-4 pm. No Visitor Center staff on weekends. Come for a visit!

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  • Miles to CCC: 28
  • Miles to airport: 40
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  • Group Activities Description: NCAR’s Mesa Lab, located at the west end of Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, Colorado, is a working research laboratory that welcomes the public seven days a week. Admission is free. The building and the adjacent weather trail are both wheelchair-accessible. The inspiring setting is worth a visit in itself. We maintain the site as a nature preserve. Mule deer, fox, and other wildlife range over the area and adjoining mountain parks. NCAR’s laboratory offers a wealth of hands-on educational exhibits that visitors are welcome to explore on their own, on a tour, or with an audiotour.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Sat-Sun: 9am-4pm
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