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National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR

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Explore hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, the Sun, the atmosphere, and art-science connections in this famous I.M. Pei-designed building. Other options: a wheelchair-accessible outdoor weather trail, guided tours for the public at noon on...more
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1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305-5602
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very unique building designed by I M Pie. It is located on a bluff overlooking the Boulder Valley and contains very good interactive atmospheric educational displays and activities.

Date of experience: October 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ascended 800 feet on electric bikes to take in the wonderful views of Boulder. We did not go into the Center but the views alone are worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jay W
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Next time you bike up, stop in for a free tour of the Center! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed December 29, 2018

I have been here a few times with my daughter while visiting relatives nearby. We stopped in for a quick visit today and had a good time viewing the exhibits again. After a few years, I think this quiet museum needs some updating. It feels...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed December 27, 2018

Little known museum of science is great to visit, and make sure to hike from this often ignored wonderful place! The views can't be beat.

Date of experience: December 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed December 27, 2018

Came for a hike on Christmas Day, gorgeous scenic area in the mountains. Hike was somewhat challenging due to our inexperience with the altitude, but we had a great time. After hiking we stopped in at the museum, and although the cafeteria was closed, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review.

Reviewed November 11, 2018

NCAR is a great center to explore and learn so much about weather.. It's interesting to visit on your own but if you are there when a tour is offered- during the week(M,W, F at Noon) Please do your self a huge favor and take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Thank you for the great review and for recommending the free tour! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

There are some great exhibits here... thuogh we mostly go for the hiking... very nice mix of terrain... even a fern grove. Also, easy parking and a seasonal creek. Just outside boulder... near some good eats.,

Date of experience: January 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

It was too foggy the day we visited, so we were unable to go hiking at all. We couldn't even find the trailhead. But the exhibits were interesting and the bathrooms were clean.

Date of experience: October 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed the exhibits! Try to come back on a clear day so you don't miss the beautiful views!

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Staying in Boulder, this was an ideal way to get outside and see the mountains without having to travel very far. They had an easy walking trail as well as more advanced trails. There are beautiful mountain views, and the short drive up was scenic....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

We're glad you stopped in! Come see us again soon.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

it looks cool and is good place to access the flatirons, I would like to do a tour but I'm always confused when they happen

Date of experience: July 2018
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NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thanks for the review! Tours are offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00PM.

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Kathleen K
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Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your interest in visiting NCAR. Our public tours are MWF at noon. You can find out more about visiting NCAR by calling 303.497.1000. Sorry we can't include URLs in these messages but there is a... More
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