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August 2018

Tai Chi at the Museum

August 22, 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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Yoga at the Museum

August 24, 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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Explore It!

August 25, 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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September 2018

Free First Monday for Kids

September 3, 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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Spike’s Club: Games of the Past

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

What did people play before Pokémon and LEGOs? What could you do if there were no stores to sell toys? Join us as we play games that native cultures from around the world played centuries ago! Deadline to register is Sept. 3.

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Munch with Megalodon

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Dive back into school with Megalodon! Join us for a special early opening celebration with food, crafts and family fun. Explore the exhibit Megalodon in a whole new way! Complimentary breakfast for the first 250 visitors included with regular admission. 

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Wolf Cub Scouts “Air of the Wolf” Workshop

September 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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The time has come to investigate the invisible! Can air make sound? What is the secret to making things fly? Join us as we discover just what air can do. Wolf Cub Scouts will complete the requirements to earn the “Air of the Wolf” adventure loop. Deadline to register is Sept. 18.

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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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Spike’s Club: Birds, Birds, Birds!

October 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Explore the wonderful world of birds with us as we discover what they have in common and what makes each one special. Deadline to register is Oct. 1.

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Family Program: Juice and Palette

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Family Program Juice and Palette

We’ll bring the canvas, the juice and, of course, the artist! You bring your family and your creativity! We will each create an underwater painting to take home. Guided by our visiting artist, adults and children will leave with masterpieces and memories. All materials, juice and a light snack are included. This event is for children 5 and up with an adult.

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Webelos Scouts “Earth Rocks” Workshop

October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Become a geologist! We’ll go on a rock hunt, identify minerals and explore geology in action! Webelos will complete requirements for the “Earth Rocks!” Webelos/AOL elective adventure pin. Deadline to register is Oct. 3.

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Wolf Cub Scouts “Air of the Wolf” Workshop

October 20, 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 to investigate the invisible! Can air make sound? What is the secret to making things fly? Join us as we discover just what air can do. Wolf Cub Scouts will complete the requirements to earn the “Air of the Wolf” adventure loop. Deadline to register is Oct. 10.

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Brownie Girl Scout “Letterboxer” Workshop

October 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Brownie Girl Scouts

We are going on a treasure hunt! What are we looking for? Letterboxes! Join us as we explore nature, learn how to describe our surroundings and become a part of the amazing adventure game called ‘letterboxing!’ Brownie Scouts will complete the requirements to earn the “Letterboxer” badge. Badge not included. Deadline to register is Oct. 10.

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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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