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October 2018

Teacher Appreciation Month

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Teacher Appreciation Month

During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators visit the museum for free.

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Tai Chi at the Museum

October 24, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:20 am
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Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Join the Tai Chi and yoga classes at the museum and experience the breath, flow and serenity of natural history!  Tai Chi – Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:20 a.m.Yoga – Fridays, 8:30 - 9:20 a.m.Museum fitness classes are available to any University of Oklahoma faculty, staff or student through OU Fitness + Recreation and the OU Wellness program.

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Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest

October 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Another favorite museum event, "Spooktacular" offers visitors a chance to dress in their family-friendly costumes, earn prizes and explore the fascinating world of natural history at the museum. The complimentary event features craft tables, a photo booth and a face-painting station. Visitors will also be able to explore the museum's galleries and interact with real museum specimens. 

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Yoga at the Museum

October 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:20 am
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Join the Tai Chi and yoga classes at the museum and experience the breath, flow and serenity of natural history! Tai Chi – Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:20 a.m.Yoga – Fridays, 8:30 - 9:20 a.m.Museum fitness classes are available to any University of Oklahoma faculty, staff or student through OU Fitness + Recreation and the OU Wellness program.

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Adult Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip

October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Fossil Field Trips

Join invertebrate paleontology curator Steve Westrop, Ph.D., 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. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, comfortable shoes and plenty of water. This program…

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Explore It!

October 27, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Join us as we explore the what, why and how of the natural world! How do we use our senses? What is symmetry? How do animals eat their food? We'll figure out the answers to these questions and more as we investigate, experiment and learn about the world around us.

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November 2018

Aquarium Family Field Trip

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Family Program Aquarium

To celebrate our exciting Megalodon exhibit, we are taking a trip to a world underwater! We are taking a special trip to the Oklahoma Aquarium to get a close-up look at sharks, sea turtles, aquatic animals of Oklahoma and more. Explore diverse marine life, complete fun challenges and watch real sharks swim, all in one day! Participants will be transported in museum vans and car seats will be provided upon request. Aquarium admission is included. Lunches may be purchased on-site…

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Free First Monday for Kids

November 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Homeschool Programs

November 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Homeschool

Homeschoolers! Come experience a day of learning and exploration at the Sam Noble Museum. Homeschool students and groups are invited to participate in hands-on, educational science programs focusing on discovering the natural world. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Spike’s Club: Megalodon Madness

November 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Face the largest shark that ever lived, and have fun exploring all of the reasons why Megalodon is so cool! Deadline to register is Oct. 29.

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Museum Closed

November 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum is closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving Day.

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December 2018

Bear Cub Scouts “Make It Move” Workshop

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Bear Cub Scouts

Levers, pulleys and inclined planes, oh my! Learn how to make objects move up, down and all around. Bear Cub Scouts will complete the requirements to earn the “Make It Move” adventure loop. Deadline to register is Nov. 21.

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Cadette Girl Scout “Trees” Workshop

December 1, 2018 @ 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 the requirements to earn the “Trees” badge. For Cadette Scouts only: chaperones not required, with signed waiver. Deadline to register is Nov. 21.

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Holiday Happening

December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Holiday-Happening

Celebrate the holidays and enjoy music, photos with Santa Claus and special discounts in Excavations, the museum store. This annual complimentary community celebration features storybook time with librarians from the Pioneer Library System and special holiday activities with the museum's education department. From a scavenger hunt for elves hidden throughout the museum galleries to musical performances, this special event is always a favorite of families.

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Junior Girl Scout “Detective” Workshop

December 8, 2018 @ 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 detective work and the science behind it during this museum mystery. Will they be able to solve a curious case using their newfound skills? Junior Girl Scouts will follow clues and complete the requirements to earn the “Detective” badge. Deadline to register is Nov. 28.

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Bear Cub Scouts “Make It Move” Workshop

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Bear Cub Scouts

Levers, pulleys and inclined planes, oh my! Learn how to make objects move up, down and all around. Bear Cub Scouts will complete the requirements to earn the “Make It Move” adventure loop. Deadline to register is Nov. 28.

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Tiger Cub Scouts “Sky is the Limit” Workshop

December 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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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. 28.

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Spike’s Club: Frozen

December 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

As the weather cools down, so does our science! Grab a coat and your curiosity as we conduct our iciest experiments! Deadline to register is Dec. 3.

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Museum Closed

December 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum is closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25.

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January 2019

Museum Closed

January 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum is closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year's Day.

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