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February 2016

Tiger Cub Scouts “Tiger Theater” Workshop

February 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Tiger Scouts were born to perform! Join us as we learn about different types of theater, play games, and explore nature-themed reader’s theater. Tiger Cub Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Tiger Theater” adventure loop. Loop not included. Deadline to register 2/19/16.   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…

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Bear Cub Scouts “Make It Move” Workshop

February 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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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. Loop not included. Deadline to register 2/19/16. 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…

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March 2016

Member Event: Breakfast with Dinos

March 5, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

A special time just for museum members to explore the Be The Dinosaur exhibit. Enjoy a selection of complimentary, breakfast-themed hors d‘oeuvres and beverages and ‘be the dinosaur’ in this family fun exhibit. The Discovery Room will be open and available to members for additional discovery-based learning.

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Free First Monday for Kids

March 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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"Galileo’s World" Lecture Series and Sky Watch

March 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Galileos World

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. March’s lecture features “Celestial Spheres and Torrid Zones: Medieval and Renaissance Views of the Cosmos” by Kathleen Crowther and Peter Barker, history of science instructors teaching Presidential Dream Courses on Galileo’s World. Complimentary admission.

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Spring Break Escape!

March 14, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Spring Break Escape

Spring Break Escape offers opportunities for exploration and fun on a budget. From face painting and crafts to bird shows and jaw-dropping science experiments, Spring Break Escape is packed with adventure for all ages. General museum admission applies. Spring Break Escape is sponsored by BancFirst.

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Dinosaurs, Past and Present Lecture Series: Matt Wedel

March 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Everyone knows that whales and dinosaurs are the biggest animals that have ever lived on earth. But who was the biggest? And how do we know? Join the Sam Noble museum as we welcome Matt Wedel, research associate for the museum's vertebrate paleontology department as he answers the question, "What's the biggest animal of all time?" Complimentary admission. Reception at 5:30 p.m.

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Eggstravaganza!

March 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Complimentary museum admission, games, crafts, photos with the bunny, and, of course, an egg hunt of Jurassic proportions are among activities scheduled during the Sam Noble Museum’s annual spring celebration. Indoor activities will include face painting, games, crafts and “Discovery Tables” to explore museum specimens. In addition to the activities, museum exhibits will be available for viewing. Families and children are invited to pose for pictures with the celebratory bunny. Individuals may take their own photos at no charge. However,…

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April 2016

OU Mom’s Weekend

April 1, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Complimentary admission to OU students and their families with proper OU student ID.

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Junior Girl Scout “Entertainment Technology” Workshop

April 2, 2016 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Lights, Camera, Action! Discover the world of video games and movie magic. Look into the technology and science behind the best on-screen scenes. Junior scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Entertainment Technology” badge. Click here for details. 

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Brownie Girl Scout “Inventor” Workshop

April 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Bring your creativity to the museum as we explore new ways to use everyday things! What can you do with a box? How many different ways can you use nature to make music? Learn to think like an inventor and find out! Brownie scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Inventor” badge. Badge not included. Click here fro details. 

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Free First Monday For Kids

April 4, 2016
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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Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair

April 4, 2016 - April 5, 2016
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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On the first Monday and Tuesday of April each year, the Native American Language department of the Sam Noble Museum hosts the Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair. Hundreds of pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade Native American language students participate in judged written and oral performance categories that celebrate the use of native languages in traditional and modern ways. Complimentary admission.

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Beginner Adult Workshop: Fly-tying Frenzy

April 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Beginner: For first time participants or participants that have limited experience creating fly lures.   Fly-tying is a combination of an art form and science. Learn how to make fishing lures used in fly-fishing that are both beautiful and functional in their representation of native North American insects during this workshop hosted by entomologist, Andy Boswell, M.S. Discover the world of aquatic insects and their role in stream ecology and fish life cycles. Also, learn the techniques and skills necessary…

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Galileo’s World Lecture Series and Sky Watch

April 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. April’s lecture features History of Science professor, Rienk Vermij, on "The telescope and the scientific revolution. Looking at the world with new eyes.” Complimentary admission.

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Family Workshop: A Night under the Stars

April 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

See the stars like you’ve never seen them before! Join the Sam Noble Museum and the Lunar Sooners as we explore our solar system. Enjoy stellar crafts and star themed activities! Then head out into the night to meet an astronomer and look through a real telescope. This event is for children 5 and up with an adult. Advance registration is required and space is limited. On-site registration is not available for this program. Prices include one adult and one…

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Family Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip

April 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - April 30, 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 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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May 2016

Free First Monday for Kids

May 2, 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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