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 Museum and Science Center

17 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

National Weather Museum and Science Center

17 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
17Reviews0Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 13
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Curtis S wrote a review Mar 2020
Kingsport, Tennessee2,151 contributions395 helpful votes
my wife was really interested in going to see the National Weather Service museum in Norman and I, having lived in Stillwater back in the early 90s, was interested in seeing stuff about tornadoes. The museum seems more like an unorganized jumble of older equipment than what most of us would consider an actual museum. It appears to be a work-in-progress, driven by the passion of a few individuals who used to work at the National Weather Service back in the day. You will see lots of old equipment that has long been superseded by the digital complexity that currently forecasts the weather. It is amazing that these individuals were able to get as much information as they could with nothing but diodes and transistors. Off in one corner there is a highly damaged car from a tornado back in the day, and there is a T-38 airplane that is heavily reinforced that used to be flown right into the Tornadoes for data collection. It is an educational museum and the staffer there is perfectly willing to embellish and add to any of the exhibits you are looking at. I thought the price was a little stiff for what you saw but it is a specialized museum and I imagine they’re probably not getting a lot of government funding. Not recommended
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Wandering boom wrote a review Apr 2019
1,011 contributions11 helpful votes
+1
Fascinating and little known museum that is very worth a visit. I was initially drawn to visiting by the presence of the T-28 weather research aircraft. Was pleasantly surprised to find two there...one has been converted into a hands on flight simulator. Run by a volunteer staff...so check the hours. They also have small but interesting gift shop. Prefect for kids, students and adults. Very interactive.
Read more
Date of experience: April 2019
Helpful
Share
Kathy K wrote a review Apr 2019
Clarendon Hills, Illinois237 contributions18 helpful votes
+1
a display of the machines from Twister, the cafe is name the Flying Cow, very knowledgeable docent who graduated from there, seeing all the equipment, amazing that only 5 people monitor for severe weather in the whole USA, another room of people who write the forecasts for the US - used by TV stations and private weather companies (weather.com, accuweather, etc.). well worth the time, but call ahead because it is by reservation only and they do I think two tours a day, maybe more. we called the day before, got an email and registered for the next day. so not so hard to get in but plan ahead.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2019
Helpful
Share
Sherry D wrote a review Oct 2018
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma17 contributions4 helpful votes
I took my Grandson as he loves weather. Went in and felt is this it. We had to wait for the non paid volunteer to finish his talk with some adults. Then he came over and basically stated i will show you this part and your are on your own after this. I felt i was in a 3 car garage with other peoples old items. Now there were a couple of displays that were fun for a 4 year old. but that was it. We were both disappointed.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2018
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
DayTrip656617 wrote a review Aug 2018
35 contributions12 helpful votes
+1
Had a great time here. Our student tour guide’s nose piercings were a little distracting, but what I was able to absorb between the distractions of her specially placed jewelry, she did a very good job. I would really recommend taking their tour if your in the area.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2018
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about National Weather Museum and Science Center