Experience the new 'Gateway to NOAA' exhibit during NOAA Heritage Week, February 5-13, 2011. Beginning Feb. 14, the permanent exhibit will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year, NOAA Heritage Week will include presentations from deep-sea explorers, marine historians, and "hurricane hunters."
Sat., 2/5, 11 a.m.
Sat., 2/5, 1 p.m.
Sat., 2/5, 3 p.m.
Wed., 2/9, 12 noon and 7 p.m.
Sat., 2/12, 11 a.m.
February 5-12 marks the seventh annual NOAA Heritage Week, during which NOAA will unveil a new permanent exhibit, called the "Gateway to NOAA," at its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. The exhibit features breathtaking imagery, multimedia presentations, and amazing artifacts that illustrate how NOAA has, since its earliest history, sought to increase people's understanding of the land, the sea, and the sky.
NOAA Heritage Week is presented in accordance with Preserve America, a federal initiative that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural and natural heritage. The goals of the initiative include a greater shared knowledge of our nation's past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for communities' economic vitality.
NOAA Heritage Week and the Gateway to NOAA exhibit are largely made possible through the passion and energy of NOAA employees, who volunteer their time to share how NOAA touches the lives of Americans every day.