How to Visit Us

The National Weather Center (NWC) is not open to the public, so reservations are required for all tours. Please understand that if you visit us without a reservation, we will have to ask you to come back at another time.

  • Homeland Security regulations require a list of all visitors to be submitted prior to the tour.
  • The NWC Security Policy requires that foreign nationals arrange tours at least two weeks in advance and provide passport information.
  • Space is limited and fills up quickly. We recommend you schedule your tour 2 to 4 weeks in advance.
  • Please note special needs when you make your reservation.

Tours may not be available on federal holidays, school holidays, and on occasion due to scheduled events.

U.S. Government offices are resident in this facility. All persons entering those spaces are subject to federal policies, guidelines and regulations. All persons and packages are subject to inspection.

Public Tours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 pm

Public tours of the NWC last approximately 90 minutes and includes visits to the School of Meteorology, the NWC observation deck, classroom and laboratory facilities, as well as NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, the Norman National Weather Service Forecast Office, and NSSL. If you have more than 8 people in your group, please schedule a Group Tour. For Public Tours, contact the NWC Professional Staff Office at visit@nwcnorman.org or call (405) 325-1147.

school Group Tours

Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

School Group Tours are available for classes of 35 or less, with a minimum age of 3rd grade. The 90-minute tour is led by a meteorologist and includes a presentation and video about the science conducted at NSSL, along with visits to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center and Norman National Weather Service Forecast Office. To schedule a tour or for more information, please contact Daphne Thompson at daphne.thompson@noaa.gov or (405) 325-6892.

Groups

By reservation on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, or during business hours on Tuesday and Thursday

Tours are available for groups of 35 people or less. The 90-minute tour is led by a meteorologist and includes a presentation and video about the science conducted at NSSL, along visits to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center and Norman National Weather Service Forecast Office. To schedule a tour or for more information, please contact Daphne Thompson at daphne.thompson@noaa.gov or (405) 325-6892.