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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

At the National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR),  it rains fun facts about atmospheric science, climate change, and the NCAR mesa and building. Check out a comprehensive view of Earth’s past, present and future climate, alongside NASA’s “A Tour of the Cryosphere” tribute to the International Polar Year. A photographic display of meteorological optics shows rainbows, lightning and dramatic light effects caused by different atmospheric conditions. Other highlights include a telescopic camera, working supercomputers, a gravity well, and demonstrations of lightning, a tornado, and fluid dynamics. A self-guided tour is available in English and Spanish for adults and children. Information and group reservations call 303-497-1174.