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Hours, Directions, and Contact Information

An aerial photo of a tan Education Center.

NREL's Education Center
Credit: NREL 18591


The Education Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on weekends and major holidays (New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day). Please call in advance or check out our events listing for information on upcoming energy workshops and other activities.

Schedule a Program

To schedule a program, contact the Education Center at 303-384-6565; reservations must be made at least one month in advance. The maximum group size is 30 students to 3 chaperones; the minimum group size is 15 students to 1 chaperone.


NREL's Education Center is located on the South Table Mountain Site in Golden, Colorado. Travel on Interstate-70 to Exit 263, Denver West Boulevard, and turn north. Travel toward the Denver West Marriott Hotel and turn left at the traffic light on to Denver West Parkway. The Education Center is the first building on your right past NREL's entrance sign. (Map)

Getting Here by Bus

NREL is accessible via RTD route 20 from Aurora and Denver. Route 20 travels along 20th Avenue and ends at the NREL Education Center. Visit the RTD Web site to plan your trip or for more information.

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Contact Information

Phone: 303-384-6565
Fax: 303-384-6568
Address: NREL Education Center
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401-3305