Tim giving a tour


The U.S. National Science Foundation National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF NCAR) Mesa Lab sits nestled against the foothills to the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. NSF NCAR's Visitor Center connects scientific research about Earth system science, including weather and climate change, to the public through state-of-the-art exhibits, a variety of public tour options, and custom school field trips. For those who aren’t able to visit in person, we have several opportunities to virtually connect with us.

About Our Exhibits

Touch a cloud, consider chaos, steer a hurricane, explore climate, take a look at the Sun, and browse art galleries. At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, our exhibits will take you on a hands-on journey through the world of weather and climate.


The NSF NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center is committed to opening its doors to everyone, including those with disabilities and their families and friends. We strive to ensure an inclusive environment that promotes learning and enjoyment for all visitors.