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Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
Phone Number: (405) 325-3095
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Field trips help children and adults cope with storms

One fall I was asked to act as a chaperone for 2 field trips to the National Weather Center with the elementary school where I worked. Now I work with disaster relief efforts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One fall I was asked to act as a chaperone for 2 field trips to the National Weather Center with the elementary school where I worked. Now I work with disaster relief efforts within the Norman region. The tour I took with the kids helped me see ways that examining the science of weather helps kids feel less powerless and... More 

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Norman, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A highlight of visiting Norman is a trip to the National Weather Center, home of the National Weather Service - Norman, Storm Prediction Center, Mesonet and Meteorology School of OU. The tour is free but you must register in advance as it is a Federal Building. If you are interested in weather or meteorology, this is the place to go.Tour... More 

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West Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. My son is interested in meteorology and OU is the place to see for that. Nice people and great tour.

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Folks, if you're in the Norman, OK, area, find some time and take the tour of the National Weather Center! Very informative, educational, and, thanks to Gary England, entertaining! Well worth the time.

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The National Weather Center is a great place to see. Take a tour of the facility and learn how the weather is forecasted. See the meteorologist at work viewing the nation LIVE. Learn how the weather is predicted and which organization forecast weather in different regions. How does the weather affect our climate and daily activities? See the students work... More 

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ahwatukee, arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited the Weather Center in the midst of tornado season. Very interesting. Not just for the 'weather wonk' as the building construction itself was interesting. Seeing the storm prediction center and the storm tracker vehicles was cool. I learned how the weather radar works. Our guide was a recent graduate of OU's meteorology department and was spot on with details.... More 

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Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Another mom and I took our teenage sons on a visit to the National Weather Center because my son thought he wanted to be a meteorologist as an adult. I thought this would be a good tour to show him what a meteorologist does. We were very appreciative that the tour was offered, but honestly found it a bit boring.... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I've been wanting to take the tour of the NWC for so long and finally had the chance to come to Norman. We had a wonderful tour guide. Her name was Nicole and she is a grad student at OU in Music (opera) but has a passion for weather so she also studied Meteorology. She knows her stuff! The tour... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were really looking forward to our tour of the National Weather Center during our vacation and we were not disappointed! Our tour guide was great giving us all the details about the building and the organizations that reside in it. Since it is located on the OU campus, there were also several fun stories related to the meteorology students.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The National Weather Center building is architecturally beautiful and high tech. Our tour guide, a doctoral student in meteorology, was knowledgeable, friendly, and a good communicator. We saw a truck-mounted Doppler radar, the weather observation deck, and the forecasting center. If you're interested in the study and prediction of weather, the tour is a treat. My one unfulfilled wish would... More 

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Address: Address: 120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, OK
Phone Number: (405) 325-3095
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