Explore your natural world at NOAA's Open House

Join us March 30 for hands-on science and family fun
March 20, 2019

Ever wanted to meet some of the NOAA scientists, weather forecasters and staff from our fleet of ships and aircraft working to solve our planet's most pressing environmental issues? Well, now's your chance.


Staff volunteers from NOAA Fisheries Service ready for a full day of fun, hands-on science activities at the 2018 NOAA Open House in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Join us March 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT at NOAA’s Silver Spring, Maryland, campus for a series of hands-on, science-focused activities, including engaging guest presentations and interactive exhibits suitable for ages 5 and up.

This free event is perfect for the whole family. (*Adults, please remember to bring your photo IDs to gain building access). The Registration Desk opens at 8:30 a.m.

NOAA Open House: Come on by and meet NOAA Hurricane Hunter pilots and other members from the NOAA Corps.
Come on by NOAA's Open House and meet NOAA Hurricane Hunter pilots and other officers from the NOAA Corps, like those pictured here in 2018 with Owlie Skywarn, mascot for NOAA's National Weather Service. (NOAA)

Early birds can tour the NOAA National Weather Service Operations Center and our amazing global projection system, Science on a Sphere. Come early; free tickets to these tours are limited.

Visit for the full schedule of activities, special speakers and directions to our headquarters.