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OFFICE TOURS

NWS Seattle welcomes visitors to our office and we look forward to hosting your group’s visit. Our office can be a very busy operational setting, so we have established some guidelines for tours to our office. This will allow us to devote staffing and resources to making sure you have the best visit possible - all of while ensuring our important operational mission can continue!

  • Tours are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week.
  • Tours are conducted between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM. The typical tour will last 30-45 minutes.
  • Tour groups are limited to 20 participants total.
  • There is a minimum age requirement of 3rd grade for students.
  • Tours are subject to last-minute cancellation depending on the weather that day and our operational needs. We will make every effort to let you know a few days ahead of time that this is a factor, but sometimes the cancellation could be the day of the scheduled tour.
  • Tours will only be conducted during times when the King County - CDC COVID Community Transmission level is “Low”. This is updated weekly on Thursdays - and tours may be postponed based on this information.

TOUR REQUESTS

To schedule a tour please send an e-mail message to aitana.delajara@noaa.gov with the following information:

  • Size and type of group (Groups should be limited to a maximum of 20 people. If children are part of your group, be aware that they must be at least at the 3rd-grade level to participate)
  • Preferred dates and times of visit
  • Any topics of interest that you would like to have covered during the tour

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 10 Business days prior to the scheduled tour: If there are any non-US Citizens as a part of the group, that must be communicated ahead of time to us. If we’re not aware, they will be denied access to the campus.
  • 5 Business days prior to the scheduled tour: Provide a full list of the names of adults who will be attending as part of the group and details on the group’s transportation arrangements
  • Day of the scheduled tour: All adults attending must present government-issued photo identification to the campus guards to access the NOAA Campus.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address:
Seattle Weather Forecast Office
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-6349

Phone:
206-526-6087 (recorded forecast information)
206-526-6095 (option 1 for a forecaster)