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National Center for Atmospheric Research


Visit NCAR to learn about weather, climate, and solar science. Enjoy interactive exhibits, an outdoor weather trail, supercomputers, an art gallery and more. Public noon-hour tours are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with private group tours offered by appointment. Open weekends/holidays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., but without 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: Holiday Hours: 9:00AM to 4:00PM Hours: MON - FRI: 8:00AM to 5:00PM Hours: SAT - SUN: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
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