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June 2016

Summer Explorers

June 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Join us for exciting new classes and, of course, the old favorites this summer! The Sam Noble Museum offers a variety of discovery-based programs for children ages 4 to 14 and families that allow participants to experience science first-hand. Summer Explorers classes are available June through July. Register for Summer Explorers

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July 2016

“Titanoboa: Monster Snake” Film Viewing

July 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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We will show the Smithsonian documentary “Titanoboa: Monster Snake” at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. today in our auditorium.

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A Night with Bats

July 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … mammal? Join us as we discover the amazing life of bats! We will discover the secrets of echolocation, flight and cave homes before traveling by caravan to a local park to encounter these high flying animals!

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August 2016

Free First Monday for Kids

August 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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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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“Titanoboa: Monster Snake” Film Viewing & Sno-Cones

August 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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We will show the Smithsonian documentary “Titanoboa: Monster Snake” at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. this day in our auditorium. We'll also welcome back the Eskimo Sno sno-cone truck. Stop by between noon and 2 and pick up a free sno-cone!

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Scale Tales

August 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

What does a 60 million year-old colossal snake have in common with animals from your backyard? Slither with herpetologist Dr. Cameron Siler as you encounter live reptiles and explore how the giants of the past became the animals we know today. The fun doesn’t stop there! We will conclude our program with a chance to experience our new temporary exhibit Titanoboa with a special scavenger hunt. Deadline to register is August 5.

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October 2016

Brownie Girl Scout "Home Scientist" Workshop

October 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Brownie Girl Scouts

What does it mean to be a scientist? Join us as we discover the fun and exciting world of science using materials you can find around the house! Brownie scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Home Scientist” badge. Deadline to register is Sept. 23.

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Webelos Scout "Engineer" Workshop

October 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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What in the world is engineering? How do you make a blueprint? Can animals be engineers? Explore questions like these and more in our hands-on discovery of life as an engineer. Webelos will complete all the requirements to earn the “Engineer” Webelos/AOL elective adventure pin. Deadline to register is Sept. 23.

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Adult Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip

October 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - October 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Fossil Field Trips

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 and travel in university vans to the site where you will find a variety of marine fossils that you can take home.

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November 2016

Preserving Family Treasures

November 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Preserving Family Heirlooms

Bring in a family keepsake and learn more about the proper care and preservation techniques for your unique treasure. Proper methods for storing textiles, documents, photographs, silver and other historic objects will be demonstrated. Information will be provided on necessary preservation “tools” and techniques. Deadline to register is Oct. 28.

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Archaeology After Hours

November 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Become a detective in the curious case of the ancient culture! Find out what archaeology is all about and then become an archaeologist yourself. Work with archaeologists to create crafts, excavate and identify artifacts. Then join us for a special adventure through our newest temporary exhibit: Mystery of the Mayan Medallion. Deadline to register is Nov. 11.

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Wolf Cub Scout "Air of the Wolf" Workshop

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Investigate the air that is all around you! How does air make sound? Why can some things fly? Join us as we discover just what air can do. Wolf Cub Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Air of the Wolf” adventure loop. Deadline to register is Nov. 11.

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Bear Cub Scout "Make it Move" Workshop

November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Bear Cub Scouts

Levers and pulleys and inclined planes, oh my! Learn how to make objects move up, down, and all around. Bear Cub Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Make It Move” adventure loop. Deadline to register is Nov. 11.

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Tiger Cub Scout "Sky is the Limit" Workshop

November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Have you ever wondered about the things you see in the night sky? Do you want to know how to focus a telescope? Join us for an evening of stars, science and scouts! Tiger Scouts will search the skies and explore constellations in this astronomical workshop. Tiger Cub Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Sky Is the Limit” adventure loop. Deadline to register is Nov. 11.

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December 2016

Junior Girl Scout "Detective" Workshop

December 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Junior Girl Scouts

Investigation station! Junior Girl Scouts will explore the science behind detective work during this museum mystery. Will you be able to figure out whodunit when a priceless museum object goes missing? Follow the clues and complete all the requirements to earn the “Detective” badge! Deadline to register is Dec. 2.

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Cadette Girl Scout "Trees" Workshop

December 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Cadette Girl Scouts

Get to the root of what trees are all about! Join us as you design a tree house, discover art in nature and plant your very own tree! Cadette Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Trees” badge. For Cadette Scouts only: chaperones are not required, with signed waiver. Deadline to register is Dec. 2.

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