National Weather Center Tours
Public Tours for Individuals and Families
Tours of the NWC for the general public are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes. The Public tour is a comprehensive overview of the NWC and the units housed within. The Public tour includes visits to the School of Meteorology, the NWC observation deck, classroom and laboratory facilities, as well as NOAAâ€™s Storm Prediction Center, the Norman National Weather Service Forecast Office, and the National Severe Storms Laboratory. You must make reservations for a Public tour, as space is limited! If you have more than 8 people in your group, please schedule a Group tour. If you have special needs, please note those needs when you make reservations. For Public tours, please visit http://nwcnorman.org/tours/ or call 405-325-1147.
Tours are available for groups of 35 and under, ages 3rd grade and above. Tours are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or mornings only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Group tours last about 1 1/2 hours and consist of a presentation and video about the science conducted at NSSL along with a visit to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center and Norman National Weather Service Forecast Office. The tour will be led by a meteorologist. A list of names of all attending the tour is required in advance. Groups are encouraged to schedule tours at least two weeks in advance. To schedule a group tour, please contact Daphne Thompson at Daphne.Thompson@noaa.gov, or call 405-325-6892.
Can I just stop by?
No. All visitors must be registered in advance.
Information for foreign visitors:
Due to security issues, foreign visitors are required to issue passport information at least two weeks in advance.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Daphne Thompson at Daphne.Thompson@noaa.gov, or call 405-325-6892.