Open House at NOAA in College Park, Maryland on May 4

STEM education activities for kids; public, media invited

NOAA College Park, MD

NOAA College Park, MD (Image credit: NOAA)

The NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction will host an open house on Saturday, May 4, at its College Park, Maryland, campus. Government scientists at this facility produce weather and marine forecasts, develop new weather and climate models, and create outlooks for the winter, spring and hurricane seasons as well as El Nino and La Nina predictions.

The public is invited to tour the facility and meet NOAA research scientists and meteorologists to explore how they forecast and monitor the weather across the country. Attendees can also meet a Hurricane Hunter pilot and enjoy interactive science and weather activities for kids. NOAA’s 3D Science on a Sphere® experience will bring global weather and climate systems to life, and weather balloon launches will take place throughout the day.

Public Open House

Sat., May 4, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction  
5830 University Research Court
College Park, MD 20740

Admission is free. Government-issued photo I.D. is required for entry. Free parking is available. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from on-site food trucks.

Reporters must register to attend by emailing


  • Watch a weather balloon launch

  • Learn the ABC’s of weather forecasting

  • Hear stories from a hurricane hunter pilot and a NOAA Corps officer

  • See how scientists measure and model pollutants in the atmosphere

  • View live microorganisms from the Chesapeake Bay

  • Meet a forecaster on the National Forecast Operations Desk

  • Learn about NOAA’s exciting science and service to America

This open house supports NOAA's efforts to build a Weather-Ready Nation, ready, responsive and resilient to extreme weather, water and climate events. For the schedule and more information about the open house, visit:


Media contact
Lauren Gaches, 301-683-1327