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Norman National Weather Center
National Weather Center
Category: Attractions
120 David L Boren Blvd, Norman, Oklahoma, 73072 405-325-3095
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Study Meteorology at the National Weather Center

With the #1 meteorology school in the U.S., University of Oklahoma is the best place to go in the country if you're interested in how the weather works and how we study it. The National Weather Center offers tours of their state-of-the-art 22-acre research and monitoring facility which encompasses over 250,000 square feet plus a rooftop weather observation deck. Expect to find roughly 550 scientists, operational meteorologists, climatologists, engineers, technicians, and students, all working together to see how the earth's atmosphere truly works. Full of incredible technology like Science on a Sphere, the building also houses Flying Cow Cafe, a healthy eatery for before or after your tour.


Hours -

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday - 1 pm-7 pm, guided tours are at 1 pm

Price -

Free admission with reservation of a tour


  • National Weather Festival
  • Galileo's World
  • Private Events


  • Education
  • Sightseeing
  • Guided Tours


  • What exactly is Science on A sphere?

    A completely unique meteorological study system, Science on a Sphere is an integrated computer and video system that projects a large animated globe monitoring a vast collection of planetary observations, such as storms, ocean temperature, and climate change.
  • Can I take a tour of the National Weather Center? How long is it?

    Tours are highly encouraged, as without a tour, your visit will be limited to the 1st floor, with Science on a Sphere and Flying Cow Café. For a much more complete experience, visitors are recommended to schedule a tour 1-2 weeks in advance (walk-in tours are not permitted.) This will give you exclusive access to the Roof Top Observatory, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, and the National Severe Storms Laboratory, among other places. Tours typically last 1.5 hours.

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