Who They Are
The National Weather Museum and Science Center is a non-profit museum located in Norman, OK, that highlights the science behind weather. They are working toward creating a state-of-the-art facility for the preservation of weather artifacts.
The NWMSC shows the history of weather forecasting and uses historical weather instruments to illustrate how technology has changed. Their vision is to make learning about weather and weather safety engaging and exciting, and to inspire future generations with the history and science of weather.
What They Do
Scientists and community leaders are still in the beginning stages of starting the science museum. In the next phase of the project, they are working to make the NWMSC a state-of-the-art facility that provides both physical and virtual displays to enhance understanding of weather and climate by visitors of all ages. They are working to provide the center with:
- Static displays of important historical artifacts such as the first Doppler weather radar console, telegraphs, and portable tornado detection devices
- A collection of rare records and other printed materials
- A broad array of weather measurement technologies
- Hands-on displays and experiments
- A broadcast weather studio
- Rare and unique objects of tornado damage
- Experimental devices such as a tornado vortex generator, a wind tunnel, and a cloud chamber
- A working radar
- An IMAX-like theatre and lecture hall
- Static displays of research aircraft and weather radar antennas
- Periodically rotating displays of historic weather events
How We're Helping
Our $1,000 donation will be used to help support the country's only dedicated Weather Museum and its mission to educate the public about weather safety, resilience, the science of weather, and the weather community.