Trip Planner:   USA  /  Oklahoma  /  Norman  /  National Weather Center

National Weather Center, Norman

4.3
#5 of 9 in Things to do in Norman
The National Weather Center houses a unique confederation of University of Oklahoma, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state organizations that work together in partnership to improve understanding of events occurring in Earth’s atmosphere over a wide range of time and space scales.
To visit National Weather Center and other attractions in Norman, use our Norman family vacation planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including National Weather Center
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
95 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • July 26, 2017
    Took the tour of the National Weather service. The tour was very informative and interesting. The tour guide explained things in lay terms to make it easy for everyone to understand. It is not only fo...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    The center is one of its kind with more than 500 meteorologists working on all sorts of projects there. The tour requires online application beforehand, where a question relates to the citizenship of ...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    We had 25 of our retired Army friends in town for a reunion. None of them had been to Oklahoma. They were impressed with our tour guide who was a college student enrolled in the Metrology School. She ...  more »
Google
  • May 6, 2017
    Eh. Took a tour of the NWC lead by a sophomore student. Content was fine if you were interested in the building and VERY light weather education. The tour leader apparently lacked the background, experience, and history to even attempt a cogent answer to a question like "how is data combined from radar, ground weather stations, satellite, etc., to generate images used for sever weather condition predictions." If you like to see decision makers looking at large monitors or ever wondered why the building's light well doesn't line up with the roof window, this tour is for you. I think the tour leader did his best, but just didn't have enough background to handle any mildly technical questions. I hope management can correct this as it could be a very interesting tour.
  • November 22, 2016
    Great annual weather fair. Keep us safe!
  • June 8, 2016
    Top of the class meteorological building housing government agencies and OU's School of Meteorology. Access is restricted to employees and students and their guests but tours are available if booked in advance. Great lobby space for social gatherings and large halls for lectures on the ground floor. Observation deck 6 floors up has great views
  • February 3, 2017
    Toured the place. Very cool.
  • November 1, 2016
    Went to this place years ago for the Weather Festival which was pretty awesome! Loved this place!!

Plan your trip to Norman

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Norman

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Norman by other users

7 days in Norman BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM PARAGUAY November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Norman, Texas & New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Norman BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Norman BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Norman BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Wichita, Norman & Tulsa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM NORWAY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM NORWAY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Oklahoma BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Norman & Colorado Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Norman BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans