What: NOAA Open House
When: Saturday September 16, 2017 , 10am-3pm
Where: NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740

On its 5th anniversary in College Park, Come join the fun at our free public open house at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction on Saturday, September 16th from 10am to 3pm.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how meteorologists forecast and track storms, watch a weather balloon launch, tour our oceanography and air laboratories, hear stories from a hurricane hunter pilot and more. There will also be hands-on interactive science activities for kids.


A government issued photo I.D. is required for adults. All bags are subject to security screening upon entry.


The University of Maryland will provide shuttle bus service every 15 minutes from 10am until 3pm from the College Park Metro station (Green/Yellow line) to the NOAA Center. Our building is a half-mile from the Metro (a 15-20 minute walk). Free parking is available in the parking garage on the property.


There will be food trucks parked outside the facility for the visitor’s convenience.

About the Center:

The NOAA Center for Weather & Climate Prediction (NCWCP) is located inside the University of Maryland Research Park and houses more than 800 dedicated NOAA employees who provide the United States with expert weather, water, and climate forecasts that touch everyone’s lives. Opened in August 2012, the center provides a seamless suite of environmental analysis, diagnostics and forecasts from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor. This integrated facility advances NOAA’s effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation through improved precision forecasts, effective and timely communications and strong partnerships. This fact sheet provides additional details about the NCWCP and its tenant organizations.

More information about each of the centers: Air Resource LaboratoryAviation Weather CenterClimate Prediction Center, Environmental Modeling Center,NCEP Central Operations, National Hurricane Center, Ocean Prediction Center, Satellite Products and Services Division, Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Space Weather Prediction Center, Weather Prediction Center.

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