View of NCAR Mesa Lab from the parking lot

Visit NCAR

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab sits nestled against the foothills to the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. NCAR's Visitor Center, open to the public seven days a week, offers state-of-the-art exhibits, a variety of public tour options, and custom school field trips. Visit us in person for a public tour, school field trip, or to explore the exhibits on your own.

Plan Your Trip

Basic information for visitors at the NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center

NCAR Public Tours

Exploring NCAR's Mesa Laboratory and Visitor Center is a fun and educational way to spend some time in the Denver metro area.

School Field Trips to NCAR

A field trip to the NCAR Visitor Center is a fun way for your class, camp, club, or home school groups to learn about weather, the atmosphere, climate, Sun and space weather, and more! 

Super Science Saturday

Super Science Saturday is a public science celebration that draws thousands of excited and curious people of all ages to the NCAR Mesa Lab to explore science!

Visitor Center Self-Guided Tour

Our free app provides the perfect opportunity to explore the NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center at your own pace.

Public Events

Check our Facebook page for upcoming free events that are open to the public.