NEIC Tour Information

The National Earthquake Information Center is located at

NEIC building 1711 Illinois Street in Golden, Colorado
(on the Colorado School of Mines Campus).

Our mailing address is:
U.S.Geological Survey
National Earthquake Information Center
Box 25046 MS 966
Denver Federal Center
Denver, Colorado 80225-0046

Tours are free, by appointment only.
A reservation is required.
Please call 303-273-8420 to schedule a tour.
Because of limited resources and operational constraints, public tours are restricted to Monday (9-10:30am and 2:00pm) and Thursday (9-11:00am and 2:00pm).

Waverly Person in NEIC Recording Room The NEIC tour consists of a 30 to 45 minute lecture about the NEIC operations, the Earthquake Early Alerting Service, and earthquakes in general.

Tours are conducted in groups of 25 or less, and student groups must be in the 4th grade or higher.

Parking is limited so please plan your visit accordingly. There are 3 visitor and 4 handicap-accessible spots available in our lot on a first-come, first-served basis. Our lot is located off of 18th street on the east side of our building. Additional parking is available on the Colorado School of Mines campus - please see the detailed CSM Parking Information.

From Denver, take 6th Avenue (US Highway 6) west to Golden.
Turn right at the traffic light on 19th Street.
Turn left at the traffic light on Illinois Street.
Our building is on the northeast corner of 18th and Illinois.
Please call 273-8500 when you arrive for admittance to the building.

Directions to the NEIC