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November 2017

Yoga at the Museum

November 24, 2017 @ 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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Explore It!

November 25, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
exploreit

Join us in the museum's Discovery Room as we explore the what, why and how of the natural world! What objects sink or float? Why are rainbows colorful? How is sound made? 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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Tai Chi at the Museum

November 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:20 am
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Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Yoga Tai Chi and Pilates at the Museum graphic

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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December 2017

Bear Cub Scouts “Make It Move” Workshop

December 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 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. This program is available on Friday, Dec. 1, 5 to 8 p.m. or Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to noon. 

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Junior Girl Scout "Detective" Workshop

December 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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?

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Free First Monday for Kids

December 4, 2017 @ 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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"Indigenous Healthcare: A History of Healing in Native Americans"

December 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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In conjunction with the museum's "Native Voices" exhibit on display Dec. 7 through Jan. 17, 2018, Dr. Daniel Molina, physician of family medicine and chief medical officer for the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, will present "Indigenous Healthcare: A History of Healing in Native Americans," at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Kerr Auditorium. 

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Holiday Happening

December 7, 2017 @ 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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Spike's Club: Rock and Roll

December 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Investigate the rocks and minerals underneath our feet with fun, hands-on exploration. Become a geologist and join us for a rockin’ time! Deadline to register is Nov. 27. 

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"Politics Aside: How Tribal Nations Come Together to Prepare Youth for Success - The Native Youth Preventing Diabetes Program"

December 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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In conjunction with the museum's "Native Voices" exhibit on display Dec. 7 through Jan. 17, 2018, Lancer Stephens, Ph.D., will present “Politics Aside: How Tribal Nations Come Together to Prepare Youth for Success - The Native Youth Preventing Diabetes Program.” Within this interactive discussion, Stephens will address some of the well-known causal agents of poor health for American Indians and how tribal nations of Oklahoma have come together to give the youth the skills, knowledge and support to overcome such…

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Museum Closed

December 24, 2017
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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The museum is closed on Sunday, Dec. 24.

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Museum Closed

December 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Closed

The museum is closed on Monday, Dec. 25.

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Museum Closed

December 31, 2017
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
museumclosed

The museum is closed on Sunday, Dec. 31, in observance of New Year's Eve.

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January 2018

Museum Closed

January 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Closed

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

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Explore It!

January 6, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
exploreit

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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Free First Monday for Kids

January 8, 2018 @ 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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February 2018

Spike's Club: Ice Age Explorers

February 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Join us as we go back in time to the world of saber tooth cats, mammoths and more! Deadline to register is Jan. 22.

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Free First Monday for Kids

February 5, 2018 @ 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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Wolf Cub Scouts "Digging in the Past" Workshop

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Dive into the wonderful world of dinosaurs! We'll identify, create and dig for fossils in this prehistoric adventure. Wolf Scouts will complete all the requirements for the "Digging in the Past" adventure loop. Deadline to register is Feb. 7.

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Bear Cub Scouts "World of Sound" Workshop

February 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Bear Cub Scouts

Prepare yourself for a musical adventure around the world! Join us as we make instruments from different countries and learn about the cultures they come from. Bear Cub Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the "World of Sound" adventure loop. Deadline to register is Feb. 7.

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March 2018

Spike's Club: Colors of the Wild

March 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

See our exhibits like you have never seen them before! Explore the bright, the bold, the camouflaged and the mysterious world of color in nature. What will your colorful creation be? Deadline to register is Feb. 19.

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Webelos Scouts "Engineer" Workshop

March 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - March 3, 2018 @ 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. This program is available on Friday, Mar. 2, 5 to 7 p.m. or Saturday, Mar. 3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline to register is Feb. 21.

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Tiger Cub Scouts "Tiger Tales" Workshop

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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The time has come for Tigers to tell terrifically tall tales! Join us as we share stories and activities from different cultures. Tiger Scouts will complete requirements for the "Tiger Tales" adventure loop. Deadline to register is Feb. 21.

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Free First Monday for Kids

March 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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Spring Break Escape

March 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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.

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Eggstravaganza

March 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Join us for a spring party of Jurassic proportions, complete with spring crafts, face painting, an egg hunt and more!

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April 2018

Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair

April 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Hundreds of student speakers and learners of Native languages gather in Norman for the Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair (ONAYLF), a celebration of language diversity and cultural heritage. Participants take to the stage in live performances of song, speech and story; students' poster art, films, books, cartoons and writing are proudly displayed. Every student that enters a performance or material category receives a t-shirt that bears the Grand Prize poster art from the previous year.

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Homeschool Programs

April 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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. Cost is $10 for a student and one adult. Additional adults attending the program attend for $7 each. Siblings not participating in programs must pay admission to be admitted into the museum. Prices include the education program and general museum admission.

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Spike's Club: Movin' and Shakin'

April 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Some slither, some crawl, some roll like a ball! How and why do animals move the way they do? Hop into Spike's Club and find out! Deadline to register is March 26.

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Bird Watching

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
birdwatching

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, wait … it was a bird. Calling all amateur ornithologists to explore the winged world of Norman and beyond. Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s ornithology collection as well as hands-on exploration of bird specimens with our curator of ornithology, Matthew Miller, Ph.D. We will finish the workshop by heading to a local park to practice your newfound bird identification skills.

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Brownie Girl Scout "Bugs" Workshop

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Brownie Girl Scouts

Bugs are an important part of our world! We'll learn all about bugs, their homes and get creative with crafts. Brownie Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the "Bugs" badge. Deadline to register is April 4.

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Junior Girl Scout "Entertainment Technology" Workshop

April 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Junior Girl Scouts

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. Deadline to register is April 4.

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Senior Girl Scout "Sky" Workshop

April 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Seniors

Set your eye to the sky! Join us as we discover the layers of the atmosphere, the science of flight and more. We will top it all off with an up-close look of the night sky through telescopes! Senior Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the "Sky" badge. For Senior Scouts only: chaperones not required, with signed waiver. Deadline to register is April 4.

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Family Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip

April 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - April 21, 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 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 lunch, snacks, comfortable shoes and plenty of…

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May 2018

Spike's Club: Cool Chemistry

May 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Do you like curious concoctions and messy mysteries? Join us as we try out some exciting experiments! Deadline to register is April 23.

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Mother's Day

May 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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The museum offers complimentary admission to all mothers on this day.

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June 2018

Father's Day

June 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Father's Day

The museum offers complimentary admission to all fathers on this day.

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Library Day

June 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Library Day 2016

Complimentary admission for all. Pioneer Library System will lead story times.

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July 2018

Tiger Cub Scouts "Tiger Theater" Workshop

July 2, 2018 @ 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.

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Brownie Girl Scouts "Inventor" Workshop

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Brownie Girl Scouts

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.

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Junior Girl Scouts "Animal Habitats" Workshop

July 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Junior Girl Scouts

Walk on the wild side as we explore the animals all around us. Join us and explore classification, Oklahoma habitats, endangered animals and more! Junior Scouts will complete all requirements for the "Animal Habitats" badge.

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Wolf Cub Scouts "Motor Away" Workshop

July 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Ready, set, go! Discover ways to fly, sail and propel as we "launch" into creating things that move! Wolf Scouts will complete requirements for the "Motor Away" adventure loop.

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Webelos Scouts "Into the Woods" Workshop

July 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Is it easy being green? Join us as we explore what types of trees are found in Oklahoma and plant a tree of our very own! Webelos will complete all the requirements to earn the "Adventures in Science" Webelos/AOL elective adventure pin.

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Bear Cub Scouts "Super Science" Workshop

July 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Bear Cub Scouts

Calling all scientists! Join us as we explore and experiment with static electricity, color and more! Bear Scouts will complete requirements for the "Super Science" adventure loop.

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September 2018

Grandparents Day

September 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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The museum offers complimentary admission to all grandparents on this day.

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Science In Action & Object I.D. Day

September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Science in Action 2015

Have a unique object from the natural or cultural world on your hands? Our experts can help identify your family heirlooms, fossils, rocks and other finds at the free event, Science in Action & Object I.D. Day.

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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 and their families visit the museum for free.

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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
Spike's Spooktacular

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. Museum curators and staff are also on hand to show visitors specimens from the museum's collections.

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November 2018

Museum Closed

November 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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The museum is closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving Day.

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December 2018

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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Museum Closed

December 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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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
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The museum is closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year's Day.

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