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September 2015

Swaptember

September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Throughout September, some favorite Oklahoma organizations are teaming up to save you money. During Swaptember, show your current membership card from any of the following organizations and receive $5 off any other listed organizations’ membership: Myriad Botanical Gardens National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma Historical Society Sam Noble Museum Science Museum Oklahoma Strafford Air & Space Museum ZooFriends Discount does not apply to home organization membership. Discount is valid only with a current membership…

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Free First Mondays For Kids

September 7, 2015
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Free is always more fun! Kids 17 and under can enjoy complimentary admission to the museum the first Monday of every month!

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Free

Science in Action & Object I.D. Day

September 20, 2015
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Bring in your natural history objects to be identified or just come in to enjoy scientific discovery and fun. Features demonstrations and hands-on activities. Experts from a number of natural history disciplines will be on hand to identify objects brought in by visitors.

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$40
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$50

Spike's Club: Fly Away!

September 22, 2015
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Juniors Session (Grades 1 & 2) Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m., September 22, 29 and October 6, 13, 20 Seniors Session (Grades 3 to 5) Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., September 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Join us as we l figure out how balloons, insects and airplanes get off the ground and even invent our own flying machines!   Click here for more information and to…

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Smithsonian Museum Day LIVE!

September 26, 2015
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free. Get your tickets by visiting: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

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October 2015

Teacher Appreciation Month

October 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Complimentary admission to the museum for all pre-K through 12th grade teachers and their families. 15 percent off purchases in Excavations.

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Fall Family Membership Special

October 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Families who apply for family memberships at the FRONT DESK can receive an annual membership for a discounted cost of $35 and enter to win a gift basket from Excavations, the museum store through the month of October!

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Free First Monday For Kids

October 5, 2015
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Free is always more fun! Kids 17 and under can enjoy complimentary admission to the museum the first Monday of every month!

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Free

History and Heritage: Indigenous Traditions of Oklahoma and the Southeast Lecture Series presents “Motifs and Iconography in the Sacred & Ceremonial Textiles and Basketry of Southeastern Societies”

October 6, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Guest speaker, Elizabeth Horton, Station Archeologist at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park will discuss textiles and basketry of the Spiro and other Southeastern societies. This fall speaker series is sponsored by the Cleveland County Chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and the Sam Noble Museum and is free and open to the public. In conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, Collision & Creation: Indigenous Arts of the Americas, 1890-2015. Reception at 6:30 p.m.

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$60
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$70

Adult Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip

October 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - October 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

The Sam Noble Museum invites you to join invertebrate paleontology curator Dr. Steve Westrop for an exciting journey into Oklahoma’s Paleozoic past. Explore life in Oklahoma’s ancient oceans on Friday evening with a close-up look at some of the museum’s finest invertebrate specimens. On Saturday morning, we will depart from the museum at 9 a.m. and travel in university vans to the site where you will find a variety of marine fossils that you can take home. Bring a sack…

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Free

Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Festival

October 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Dress in your favorite kid-friendly costume and join the museum in celebrating fall during Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest, sponsored by Sonic, America’s Drive-In. Activities include face painting, fall and holiday themed crafts, games and prizes and more! Complimentary admission.

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November 2015

Free First Monday for Kids

November 2, 2015
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Enjoy complimentary admission to the museum for children 17 and under. General museum admission applies to visitors 18 and over. Please note that regular admission rates and program rates apply only to school groups scheduling educational programs on Free First Mondays for Kids.

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Free

History and Heritage: Indigenous Traditions of Oklahoma and the Southeast lecture series presents “Southeastern Indian Finger Weaving Designs”

November 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Guest speaker, LaDonna Brown, tribal anthropologist for the Chickasaw Nation, will discuss finger weaving belts. This fall speaker series is sponsored by the Cleveland County Chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and the Sam Noble Museum. In conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, Collision & Creation: Indigenous Arts of the Americas, 1890-2015. Complimentary reception at 6:30 p.m. Lecture begins at 7 p.m.

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Free

Galileo’s World Lecture Series and Sky Watch

November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Every 2nd Thursday, learn something new about Galileo's World with our monthly lecture series, followed by a sky watch hosted by the OU Observatory on the museum lawn.

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$10
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$10

Brownie Girl Scout “Bugs” Workshop

November 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Bugs are an important part of our world! We’ll explore all about bugs, their homes and get creative with crafts. Brownie scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Bugs” badge. Badge not included. Deadline to register 11/6/15. The cost is $10 per scout and includes the workshop and general museum admission. Scouts registering individually are each required to have one adult chaperone. For troop registration, a minimum of one adult chaperone is required per five scouts. Attending chaperones…

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$10
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$10

Junior Girl Scout “Flowers” Workshop

November 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Why does a flower have petals? How many different types of flowers are there? Join us as we explore all about flowers! Junior scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Flowers” badge. Badge not included. Deadline to register 11/6/15 The cost is $10 per scout and includes the workshop and general museum admission. Scouts registering individually are each required to have one adult chaperone. For troop registration, a minimum of one adult chaperone is required per five scouts.…

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December 2015
Free

History and Heritage: Indigenous Traditions of Oklahoma and the Southeast lecture series presents “Choctaw Traditional Foods and Land Management”

December 1, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Guest speaker, Ian Thompson, director of the Historic Preservation Department, Choctaw tribal historic preservation officer and archeologist, and NAGPRA specialist will discuss traditional Choctaw foods and land management. This fall speaker series is sponsored by the Cleveland County Chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and the Sam Noble Museum. In conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, Collision & Creation: Indigenous Arts of the Americas, 1890-2015. Complimentary reception at 6:30 p.m. Lecture begins at 7 p.m.

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Free

Holiday Happening

December 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Share your holiday wishes with Santa Claus as he mingles with dinosaurs at the Sam Noble Museum! Join us for family-friendly activities, Pioneer Library’s Story Time, holiday shopping and festive entertainment! 20 to 40 percent off purchases in Excavations! Sponsored by OKBride. Complimentary admission.

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$10
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$10

Wolf Cub Scouts “Digging in the Past” Workshop

December 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Be a paleontologist! We’ll uncover amazing dinosaurs from Oklahoma’s past and discover how scientists learn about them through fossils. Wolf Cub Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Digging in the Past” Adventure loop. Loop not included. Deadline to register 11/23/15. The cost is $10 per scout and includes the workshop and general museum admission. Scouts registering individually are each required to have one adult chaperone. For troop registration, a minimum of one adult chaperone is required per…

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$10
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$10

Webelos Scouts “Into the Woods” Workshop

December 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072 United States

Is it easy being green? Join as we explore what types of trees are found in Oklahoma and how trees are beneficial to their ecosystems. Webelos will complete all the requirements to earn the “Into the Woods” Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Pin. Pin not included. Deadline to register 11/23/15. The cost is $10 per scout and includes the workshop and general museum admission. Scouts registering individually are each required to have one adult chaperone. For troop registration, a minimum of one…

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