We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Weather Center

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
Phone Number: (405) 325-3095
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 54 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
Experience the Real Deal - For Kids of All Ages

Awesome National Weather Center should be the number 1 attraction in Oklahoma. I first visited four years ago and the tour was fabulous. At this time, visitors to Norman should... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
464 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome National Weather Center should be the number 1 attraction in Oklahoma. I first visited four years ago and the tour was fabulous. At this time, visitors to Norman should visit to see the Galileo Exhibit (The University of Oklahoma has the largest collection of original Galileo works). This exhibit is a once in a lifetime experience. With interactive tours,... More 

Thank RikiUSA
Lorain, Ohio
Level Contributor
59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being able to see where the weather alerts come from and learn a little more about how the weather stations operate was great! Took the free tour and would recommend it to anyone.

Thank RobynD804
Ellisville, Missouri
Level Contributor
261 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We stopped in Norman specifically to see the National Weather Center. Our tour guide, Caitlyn, wax a meteorology sophomore at OU and obviously enjoyed her job. She was very informative and I came away knowing more about weather and the NWC than I knew before.

Thank TwinMom1995
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
207 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We took a tour of the National Weather Center and it answered many of our questions about the whys and hows of weather. We learned that many of our preconceived notions were not quite right!

Thank Debra-Lynne T
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

So lucky our conference included a tour of this center! Amazing collection of history and demonstration of instruments with solid explanation of how it all plays out to produce weather advisories.

Thank Dog_Rescue_Chick
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A great one-hour tour, but be sure to book well in advance. It's easy, free and informative. Weather is big business in Oklahoma and around the world.

Thank martie b
Level Contributor
116 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were unable to get your reservations so we were limited to the first floor. There are some interesting artifacts and the facility is really beautiful. Have to go back if we're ever in Norman again.

Thank Desertbluff
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have always enjoyed weather...especially tornadoes. My husband signed our family up for a tour. It was really intersting learning about all the jobs meterologist do. Who knew they had Physics Meterologist. You are able to take your kids,but it is just a lot of talking and maybe hard for some kids go through.

Thank Amanda S
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

First off, I don't understand why a sitting president of a university has a street named after him, as well as buildings, rooms, and other avenues. This location, David L. Boren Boulevard, is the home of the National Weather Center. It's incredible that this important building was placed where no one had previously built anything for most of Oklahoma's history... More 

Thank RedOnions
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This tour is excellent for anyone interested in weather or pursuing a career in meteorology. Our guide was an OU meteorology student. She was enthusiastic & knowledgeable. The tour includes the mobile radar, overlook on the top floor, OU School of Meteorology, Storm Predictions Center, & National Weather Service. There is also a restaurant called the Flying Cow Cafe on... More 

Thank Weatherdane95

Been to National Weather Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Weather Center and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from National Weather Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?