NOAA Open House 2018



Hello south Florida! We are opening our doors to the public on May 12th for a NOAA Open House. Come join three of Miami’s local NOAA offices for an interactive scientific adventure centered around oceanic and atmospheric research. This is a great opportunity for anyone to learn more about the federal agency that provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, fisheries management, coral monitoring, and coastal restoration!


Scientists from NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, the National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center, the National Weather Service Miami Forecast Office and University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science will be in attendance, demonstrating aspects of their research and answering the questions of aspiring future forecasters and marine scientists! Scientific topics will include hurricane research, climate science, oceanography, fisheries, coral reefs, and endangered species research. Please also join us in celebrating the Third International Year of the Reef.


The open house will be an interactive experience, rotating throughout the NOAA facilities on Virginia Key, and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School’s Experimental Fish Hatchery. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the MAST Academy Land SHARC and Weather on Wheels mobile outreach programs, and speak with a NOAA weather forecaster. Please plan on 2- 3 hours to visit all research entities and the MAST outreach programs.


NOAA scientist taking a coral core. These samples do not injure the coral animal. Image credit: NOAA.
Three hurricanes, Katia, Irma, and Jose visible by satellite during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Image credit: NOAA  Acropora cervicornis, or the staghorn coral, a local and robust reef building species that landed on the endangered species list in 2006. Image credit: NOAA

Attendance is free. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your neighbors! We hope to see you there!



Thursday May 10 and Friday May 11 for pre-registered school groups. Registration is now closed and we are at capacity those days.


Saturday, May 12th is open to the general public from 10AM to 3PM. No advance registration is required! All adults will need a government issued ID to enter our federal government buildings.




4301 Rickenbacker Causeway

Miami, FL 33149


For more information, please contact: Erica Rule at 305.361.4541 ( Email: )

For more information, please contact AOML Communications at 305-361-4541 or by email at

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