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NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory

325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3337
+1 303-497-4091
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this is another of the must see in Boulder.. its just amazing and the displays are wonderful. take... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Interesting Tour

I have lived here for 43 years and had never done this tour untill this past September. It is so... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Lafayette, Colorado
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325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305-3337
+1 303-497-4091
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

this is another of the must see in Boulder.. its just amazing and the displays are wonderful. take your camera and a must see

Thank GARY C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have lived here for 43 years and had never done this tour untill this past September. It is so interesting, well laid out and thoughtfully presented. You will meet a lot of people from arounf the state and around the counrty.

Thank coloradodave2015
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a beautiful place to learn about our weather and the planets. Many hands on experiences....I wish we had more time but great to see even if you do not.. I beleive it is open 7 days a week. We were there on a Sunday,...More

1  Thank PattiJani
Reviewed 21 September 2016

NIST/NOAA is a wonderful place to visit. Less known, is their involvement of having the field directly south and next to the facility declared Sacred Native American land. In 1992, Mr. William Spain discovered a medicine wheel there. NIST?NOAA brught the Medicine Wheel Coalition, headed...More

4  Thank William S
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This was perhaps the best educational tour I've ever attended! It's one thing to know the kind of research the agency does; it's another to actually see all the practical applications that benefit our everyday safety and well-being. Both the (brief) lectures and the Sphere...More

1  Thank J0ySum
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This was an interesting tour as we learned that NOAA concentrates on space weather more than atmospheric weather. That being said, NOAA only offers one tour a week. Since this is a government site, you will have to go through a personal as well as...More

5  Thank FrequentTraveler696
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Great place to take yourself and the kids for a real science immersion. It's a super place to visit and very close to Boulder centre

Thank jeffbanksUk
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I enjoyed my trip here. I learned a lot of new information. Loved the atomic clock. My children loved the science projects they saw.

Thank F8508JJkaren
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The process to get into NOAA is a bit lengthy. This isn't an easy tour to just walk onto. You have to sign up in advance. We were really lucky to get Sarah V. as our tour guide. She is incredible. Very engaging, very knowledgable,...More

5  Thank Pierre D
Reviewed 17 February 2016

See the Science on a Sphere exhibit, solar observations room, ice cores with trace gas information, and the regional national weather service forecast center.

1  Thank BigJimGunbarrel
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27 May 2015|
Response from ROCtraveler30 | Reviewed this property |
I think I signed up a couple days ahead because I knew we were going to be in Boulder and really wanted to be on the tour. If you go to their tour sign-up page it shows you exactly how many slots are open for each week's... More