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Fascinating Hinden Gem of a Museum

Fascinating and little known museum that is very worth a visit. I was initially drawn to visiting... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2019
Lou D
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A wealth of information

a display of the machines from Twister, the cafe is name the Flying Cow, very knowledgeable docent... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2019
Kathy K
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The scientist and community leaders that started the National Weather Museum and Science Center wanted to establish a museum that would house historical meteorological instruments and interactive displays and but also serve as a place to learn about...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1200 W Rock Creek Rd Ste B, Norman, OK 73069-8500
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+1 405-651-8649
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sherry D
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We navigated this small museum with our own personal tour guide. We got to do lots of fun things like practice Morse code and broadcast the weather on tv. This museum is fun for anyone regardless of your level of knowledge of meteorology.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cecily3
Reviewed June 23, 2018

This museum isn’t what I imagined; it’s a small space inside of a larger building and it can be difficult to find. Nevertheless, I thought it was fantastic but I do think you really need to be interested in weather and technology to enjoy this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

First visit with kids from 18 months to 13 yrs old. Gentleman at front desk was very pleasant and patient. Gave us a tour and really grasped the kids attention. He took his time and was very well informed of the many objects. They have...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Very nice, new museum with interesting equipment and exhibits. The guide really went out of his way to show us the history of weather tracking. Great old and new instruments and info on severe weather. Not a large place but worth and hour visit for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank gm9999_13
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Being a commercial airline pilot for over 30 years, and an amateur radio operator for 41 years, I found the different displays interesting on many different levels. There are old hybrid radar consoles that contain integrated circuits, but yet they are wired point to point...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank KMflyguy
Reviewed January 5, 2018

The tour guides are very knowledgeable - both were retired forecasters with NOAA - and spent time to answer questions. The museum is currently small, but has room to grow. GO VISIT.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jeff O
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