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Please note: Due to scheduled maintenance, many NCEI systems will be unavailable June 5 8AM to 5PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Locations

Boulder Labs, Boulder Colorado

Directions

The Department of Commerce (DOC) Boulder Laboratories campus is located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills at 325 Broadway in Boulder, Colorado. 

Facility Access

Federal Employees

Federal employees driving to Boulder Labs can show a Federal ID and park in the facility parking lot, but rideshare passengers must be dropped off at the Visitors Center and walk approximately 5 minutes to the building. 

Visitors

Visitors are required to sign in and receive a badge from the Visitors Center at the Security Checkpoint by presenting a U.S. photo ID or foreign passport. No other forms of identification are accepted. To check in and receive a badge, park next to the Security Checkpoint and enter the Visitors Center for a security screening.

John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

Directions

The John C. Stennis Space Center is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Interstate 10 at Exit 2, approximately 48 miles west of Biloxi, Mississippi, and 45 miles east of New Orleans, Louisiana. NCEI resides in Suite 1003, 1021 Balch Boulevard, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi 39529.

Facility Access

Federal Employees

Stennis is a secure NASA facility that requires a Federal Common Access Card (CAC) for entry. 

Visitors

Visitors should contact their NCEI sponsor to establish an arrival date and time so their names can be added to the admission list. Visitors can enter at the center’s South Gate (Interstate 10 entrance) and North Gate (located off Interstate 59 at Highway 607).

Obtaining a Visitor Badge
  • A valid photo ID is required to receive a visitors badge, and foreign nationals must have their passports in addition to advance approval
  • Please note that visits to NCEI and Stennis by foreign nationals require special advance arrangements, which can take up to 60 days to complete
  • Allow at least 30 minutes for visitor badge issue, as lines may become long depending on the time of day 

NOAA Silver Spring Metro Center, Silver Spring, Maryland

Directions

The NOAA Silver Spring campus is comprised of four buildings at the intersection of Colesville Road and East-West Highway. NCEI is located on the 4th Floor of Building 3, SSMC3. 

Directions by Airport/Interstate

Facility Access

Enter the building at 1315 East-West Hwy, street level and proceed up the elevator to the first floor, guard station. Visitors must request an escort in advance, and provide a valid photo identification (driver's license, employer identification or other photo ID) and a specific destination before entering the facility. Be prepared to follow security procedures that may include search and/ or x-ray of personal items.

The campus is a short walk from the Silver Spring Metro Station (Red Line). Public parking is very limited but available under the four building complex, and nearby in a lot adjacent to the Metro Transit Center near Georgia Avenue and Wayne Avenue.

Veach-Baley Federal Complex, Asheville, North Carolina

Directions

The Veach-Baley Federal Building is located at 151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.

Driving Directions


Facility Access

All parties entering the Federal Building must show a government-issued photo ID and must pass through a security screening device. Visitors must use the turnstile entrance located on Patton Avenue. The gate on Otis Street is reserved for on-site employees, and go through a screening process for prohibited items including: 

  • Guns 
  • Knives (including pocket knives and Leatherman tools)
  • Pepper spray/mace, etc