Mesa Laboratory & Visitor Center

Located at the end of Table Mesa Drive in South Boulder, this location has two buildings: our flagship Mesa Lab (ML) and the Fleischmann Building (FB); FB is located to the north of the parking lot (on the left when driving in).

The Mesa Lab Visitor Center is open to the public 363 days a year and offers free exhibits about weather and climate, guided and self-guided tours, a gallery featuring local artists, an outdoor weather trail, and more.

Visit the NCAR Mesa Lab


Maps and directions for our facilities are available at You can also download a PDF map for our Boulder locations.

Quick Facts

NCAR is managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on behalf of NSF and the UCAR university community.

  • NCAR is not a federal agency and its employees are not part of the federal personnel system.
  • Our activities complement those of the federal agencies and we work closely with them.

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