Gateway to NOAA, Silver Spring

#9 of 9 in Museums in Montgomery County
Located just steps fromt the Silver Spring Metro stop in Maryland, Gateway to NOAA highlights how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( takes the pulse of the planet every day and protects and manages ocean and coastal resources.

This free exhibit features a number of engaging displays:

• The “NOAA Heritage” section features historic scientific instruments and other tools and artifacts from the agency’s 200-year history.

• The “Earth Observations” section highlights the ways in which NOAA gathers information about our environment on land, sea, and sky.

• Do you know the difference between weather and climate? Get the answer in the “Weather and Climate” section, which focuses on NOAA’s role in forecasting the weather and understanding climate processes.

• In the “Water” section, the public can learn how NOAA supports safe navigation and commerce, explores the deep sea, and manages and protects coastal and ocean resources both locally and across the nation.

• Go behind the headlines in the “NOAA in the News” section, which features and interactive display through which visitors can explore our ocean world.

• In the "Science and the Arts" section, see work by renowned artists Jim Toomey ("Sherman's Lagoon") and Jack Elrod ("Mark Trail), and other artists.

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  • Not necessarily worth traveling to see this exclusively but so many people have reason to be near the transit center (which is right across the street) that it is a no-brainer for a stop if you are in...  more »

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