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“Tour of Science”

National Weather Center
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Norman
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The weather center might not sound like it would be an interesting tour but it is. If your kids are interested in weather or science this will be an interesting time. Students host the tour and they can be very funny to talk with.

Thank TravisCM
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The National Weather Center is FREE! and open to the public! You just need to call ahead, or book online, a week or two in advance so that they can clear your visit. The tour is 1.5-2 hours long. Ours was 2 hours with Pat, on a cold, wintry day (we didn't go out on the rooftop lab). But the views we got from the observation floor were amazing! We also saw where they generate all severe weather warnings for the Continental US, and movie props from Twister. This tour was very enjoyable and informative! I had no idea that it even existed, but now I highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in weather, or is looking for something fun, free and different to explore in Oklahoma.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The NWC houses about 550 people. This includes research scientists, operational meteorologists and climatologists, engineers, technicians, support staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. It is a unique confederation of The University of Oklahoma, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and state organizations that work together in partnership to improve understanding of events occurring in Earth’s atmosphere over a wide range of time and space scales.

Thank BobinNorman
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Sadly disappointed with this tour. Good job it was free. Tour guide spent most of the time talking about campus life and how much fun the meteorology department was, not much weather talk. Actual tour was very brief and did not see very much. Maybe a different guide would have been better?

Thank rodax
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a great place to visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It is free to tour, but you have to book in advance. This gives you an inside view of where weather is monitored nation wide!

Thank Ryan S
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