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NCAR Mesa Lab with sunflowers

National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.


The NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center is free to visit.


1850 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80305

Map and Directions

Mesa Lab Visitor Center
Other NCAR/UCAR Locations


Weekdays: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Public tours, MWF: 12:00 pm, except holidays
Weekends: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holidays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Recorded information: 303.497.1174
General (M-F): 303.497.1000
Group reservations (M-F): 303.497.2401

Café Hours

Weekdays, except holidays:
Breakfast, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Lunch, 11:30 - 1:30 pm

Enjoy breakfast or lunch before or after your tour in NCAR's cafeteria. Weekly menus are posted online.


For more information, please see our public tours and field trip pages.  


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