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October 2015

Teacher Appreciation Month

October 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Complimentary admission to the museum for all pre-K through 12th grade teachers and their families. 15 percent off purchases in Excavations.

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Adult Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip

October 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - October 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
$60
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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Archaeology Day at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

As part of the state-wide initiative “Oklahoma Archaeology Month,” the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History invites the Norman and the Metro-area to “Archaeology Day at the Museum” on October 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experience the museum like never before with interactive games, flintknapping demonstrations, atlatl target practice and behind-the-scenes tours given by the curator and graduate students. All activities are included with the price of museum admission. These fun activities are great for the whole family! For more…

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Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Festival

October 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Free
Spike's Spooktacular

Spike's Spooktacular Fall Fest is FREE fun for the whole family! Explore the galleries while hunting for prizes, snap a photo with props at the photo booth, get your face painted or create the perfect fall craft. Best of all, everyone is invited to dress up in his or her best Halloween costumes — just not the scary ones. Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest is sponsored by Sonic, America’s Drive-In.

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November 2015

Galileo’s World Lecture Series and Sky Watch

November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Free

Every 2nd Thursday, 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.

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Brownie Girl Scout “Bugs” Workshop

November 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
$10
Girl Scouts

Bugs are an important part of our world! We’ll explore all about bugs, their homes and get creative with crafts. Brownie scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Bugs” badge. Badge not included. Deadline to register 11/6/15. 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 scouts. Attending chaperones…

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Junior Girl Scout “Flowers” Workshop

November 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
$10
Girl Scouts

Why does a flower have petals? How many different types of flowers are there? Join us as we explore all about flowers! Junior scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Flowers” badge. Badge not included. Deadline to register 11/6/15 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 scouts.…

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Museum CLOSED for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum will be closed in recognition of Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy the holiday!

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Small Business Saturday: Member Exclusive Excavations Sale!

November 28, 2015
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

This Saturday only, present your museum membership card for 30 percent off total Excavations purchase!

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December 2015

History and Heritage: Indigenous Traditions of Oklahoma and the Southeast lecture series presents “Choctaw Traditional Foods and Land Management”

December 1, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Free

Guest speaker, Ian Thompson, director of the Historic Preservation Department, Choctaw tribal historic preservation officer and archeologist, and NAGPRA specialist will discuss traditional Choctaw foods and land management. This fall speaker series is sponsored by the Cleveland County Chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and the Sam Noble Museum. In conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, Collision & Creation: Indigenous Arts of the Americas, 1890-2015. Complimentary reception at 6:30 p.m. Lecture begins at 7 p.m.

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Holiday Happening

December 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Free
Holiday-Happening

Share your holiday wishes with Santa as he mingles with dinosaurs at the Sam Noble Museum! Enjoy family-friendly activities and festive entertainment in this complimentary event sponsored by OKBride.

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Wolf Cub Scouts “Digging in the Past” Workshop

December 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
$10
Boy and Girl Scouts Programs

Be a paleontologist! We’ll uncover amazing dinosaurs from Oklahoma’s past and discover how scientists learn about them through fossils. Wolf Cub Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Digging in the Past” Adventure loop. Loop not included. Deadline to register 11/23/15. 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…

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Webelos Scouts “Into the Woods” Workshop

December 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
$10
Boy and Girl Scouts Programs

Is it easy being green? Join as we explore what types of trees are found in Oklahoma and how trees are beneficial to their ecosystems. Webelos will complete all the requirements to earn the “Into the Woods” Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Pin. Pin not included. Deadline to register 11/23/15. 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…

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Free First Monday for Kids

December 7, 2015
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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Redbud Cafe Holiday Hours

December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The Redbud Cafe will be closed Monday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Museum Closing Early

December 24, 2015
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

In recognition of the holiday, the museum will close at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24.

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Museum CLOSED for Holiday

December 25, 2015
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum will be closed Friday, Dec. 25 in recognition of Christmas.

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January 2016

Museum CLOSED for Holiday

January 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum will be closed in celebration of New Year's Day.

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“First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” exhibit opens

January 4, 2016 - January 31, 2016
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Free

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare will be on exhibit beginning January 4, 2016. First Folio!, organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, will be opened to the most quoted line from Shakespeare and one of the most quoted lines in the world: “To be or not to be,” from Hamlet. Accompanying the rare book will be several panels exploring…

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Free First Monday For Kids

January 4, 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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Galileo’s World Lecture Series and Sky Watch

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

Every 2nd Thursday, 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.

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“First Folio!” Launch Event: “Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on”

January 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

In celebration of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on display Jan. 4 through Jan. 30, the Sam Noble Museum in partnership with the University of Oklahoma English Department, College of Arts & Sciences’ Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies and University Libraries’ Special Collections will host several programs available to the public. "Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on" features a welcome from Kelly Damphousse, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and presentations by David Anderson…

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“First Folio!” Family Day

January 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

In celebration of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on display Jan. 4 through Jan. 30, the Sam Noble Museum in partnership with the University of Oklahoma English Department, College of Arts & Sciences’ Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies and University Libraries’ Special Collections will host several programs available to the public. This event includes a variety of entertaining activities, designed to bring Shakespeare, his plays, and his period to life. Enjoy performances, Scavenger-hunts, Shakespeare coloring stations, ruff-making activities,  costume…

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“First Folio!” Member Reception

January 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

In celebration of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on display Jan. 4 through Jan. 30, the Sam Noble Museum in partnership with the University of Oklahoma English Department, College of Arts & Sciences’ Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies and University Libraries’ Special Collections will host a reception for museum members and invited guests including a private tour of First Folio! with special presentations by Amrita Sen, Tom Orr and Alissa Mortimer.

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“First Folio!” Living Shakespeare

January 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

In celebration of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on display Jan. 4 through Jan. 30, the Sam Noble Museum in partnership with the University of Oklahoma English Department, College of Arts & Sciences’ Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies and University Libraries’ Special Collections will host several programs available to the public. "Living Shakespeare" is a panel discussion open to the public in the Kerr Auditorium with introductions by Joyce Coleman, director, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies,…

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Cadette Girl Scout “Trees” Workshop

January 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Get to the root of what trees are all about! Join us as we discover the connections trees have in our lives. Cadette scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Trees” badge. Badge not included. Deadline to register 1/22/16. 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 scouts.…

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February 2016

Free First Monday for Kids

February 1, 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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Galileo’s World Lecture Series and Sky Watch

February 11, 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. February’s lecture features Jared Buss, curator of the “Quest for other planets” exhibit on the main floor of Bizzell, on "The Space Age and Popular Culture: Case Studies in the History of Science, Technology, and Media.” Complimentary admission.

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Webelos Scouts “Adventures in Science” Workshop

February 13, 2016 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Boy and Girl Scouts Programs

This workshop is all about science! Join us as we explore how scientists make discoveries and how we can design fun experiments to answer questions. Webelos will complete all the requirements to earn the “Adventures in Science” Webelos/AOL elective adventure pin. Pin not included. Deadline to register 2/05/16. 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…

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Wolf Cub Scouts “Air of the Wolf” Workshop

February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Boy and Girl Scouts Programs

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. Loop not included. Deadline to register 2/05/16. 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,…

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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
Boy and Girl Scouts Programs

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
Boy and Girl Scouts Programs

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

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 and VisitNorman. For a printable version of the schedule, click here.    Spring Break Escape 2016 Schedule Monday, March 14 “Birds” 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Exploration Station The museum’s education collection houses all kinds of objects…

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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

Discover which animal claims the record as the largest of all time during Dinosaurs vs. Whales: What Is the Largest Animal of All Time? a Dinosaurs, Past and Present lecture by Matt Wedel, Ph.D., set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Sam Noble Museum. The complimentary presentation will begin with a dessert reception at 5:30 p.m. Wedel, a research associate with the Sam Noble Museum Vertebrate Paleontology Department, explains that size is constantly on the minds of paleontologists,…

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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

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 beginning at 4 p.m. Individuals may take their own photos…

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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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Homeschool Day

April 1, 2016
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Homeschool Day 2015

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. Grades K-2: From the Earth  Natural resources are things we use every day! What kinds of things do you use and where do they come from? We will find out in this fun, hands-on program. Grades 3-6: Rockin’ Rocks Did you know that not every rock is…

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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
Girl Scouts Programs

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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Junior Girl Scout “Entertainment Technology” Workshop

April 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Girl Scouts Programs

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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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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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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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
Fly-tying Workshop

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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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
A Night Under the Stars Workshop

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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Cold Case File: Dinosaur Bombed Then Stolen

April 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Paul Sereno, well-known for his discoveries of such ancient creatures as “SuperCroc” and “Raptorex,” will travel to Oklahoma for "Cold Case File: Dinosaur Bombed then Stolen” a complimentary presentation through the Sam Noble Museum’s Dinosaurs, Past and Present lecture series. Sereno, a professor at the University of Chicago and a research associate with the Sam Noble Museum Vertebrate Paleontology Department, says that Spinosaurus, the dinosaur featured in his lecture, has a fascinating history that spans across centuries and millenniums. The lecture…

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Sooner Saturday

April 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Sooner Saturday 2016

Join us on Sooner Saturday! In honor of the more than 3500 high school juniors, transfer students and their families visiting the OU campus, the museum is offering complimentary admission and complimentary tickets to Be the Dinosaur. 

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OU Staff Week

April 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - April 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Complimentary admission to OU faculty, staff and their families with proper OU ID.

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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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Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Complimentary admission for mothers in honor of Mother's Day.

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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

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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Free First Monday for Kids

June 6, 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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A Dinosaur’s Life

June 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Join us as we blast into the prehistoric past! We will learn about how dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period lived and test our knowledge as we venture into our “Be the Dinosaur” exhibit.

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Father’s Day

June 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Father's Day

Complimentary admission to fathers in honor of Father's Day.

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Library Day

June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Library Day 2016

Complimentary admission to the museum with valid library card. Pioneer Library Systems will be on hand for those interested in signing up for a library card.

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Excavations Closed

June 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Excavations Closed

Excavations, the museum store, is closed for inventory.

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July 2016

Free First Monday For Kids

July 4, 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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Redbud Cafe Closed

July 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Due to the holiday, the Redbud Cafe will be closed on Monday, July 4.

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Brownie Girl Scout “Letterboxer” Workshop

July 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 all of the requirements to earn the “Letterboxer” badge. Deadline to register is June 28.

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Tiger Cub Scout “Tiger Tales” Workshop

July 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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!” adventure pin. Deadline to register is June 30.

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Junior Girl Scout “Drawing” Workshop

July 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Junior Girl Scouts

Take art to the next level by learning about different drawing techniques! Use nature as your inspiration and put your imagination to work with a variety of drawing challenges. Junior Scouts will complete all requirements for the “Drawing” badge. Deadline to register is June 29.

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Webelos Scout “Earth Rocks!” Workshop

July 7, 2016 @ 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!” adventure pin. Deadline to register is June 30.

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Wolf Cub Scout “Digging in the Past” Workshop

July 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 requirements for the “Digging in the Past” adventure loop. Deadline to register is July 1.

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Bear Cub Scout “Super Science” Workshop

July 8, 2016 @ 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. Deadline to register is July 1.

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Snakes and Sno-cones at the Sam

July 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Stop by July 16 for World Snake Day and grab a free sno-cone from Eskimo Sno from noon to 2 p.m. With flavors like orchid cream vanilla, bahama mama and bubble gum, this sno-cone truck is sure to quench your thirst on a hot July day. And make sure to check out our traveling exhibit, Titanoboa: Monster Snake, when your sno-cone cup runs dry. July 16 also happens to be World Snake Day, which means we'll have some scientists from…

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A Night at the Museum

July 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Have you ever wondered what happens in the museum when the doors are locked and the lights go down? Explore and play in the museum with your family in a whole new way…you just might see something you’ve never seen before!

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“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

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

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

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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September 2016

Redbud Cafe Closed

September 5, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Cafe Closed

The Redbud Cafe will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5.

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Free First Monday For Kids

September 5, 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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Science in Action and Object I.D. Day

September 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Science in Action 2015

Bring your arrowheads, fossils, rocks, seashells, bones and any other objects from the natural and cultural world, because our experts (representatives from our collections) will be at the museum to identify the treasures you bring in.

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Museum Day Live!

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket … for free. Get your tickets by visiting the Smithsonian magazine website. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

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Spike’s Club: Can You Dig It? (Juniors)

September 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Spike's Club Fall 2016

Are you ready to solve mysteries of people from the past? Join us as we become archaeologists and discover how the objects that ancient people used can tell us about who they were. Get ready to explore animals like mastodon and bison, excavate artifacts and piece together clues to tell the tales of ancient cultures. The Spike’s Club finale will be a trip to our newest temporary exhibit: Mystery of the Mayan Medallion.

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Spike’s Club: Can You Dig It? (Seniors)

September 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Spike's Club Fall 2016

Are you ready to solve mysteries of people from the past? Join us as we become archaeologists and discover how the objects that ancient people used can tell us about who they were. Get ready to explore animals like mastodon and bison, excavate artifacts and piece together clues to tell the tales of ancient cultures. The Spike’s Club finale will be a trip to our newest temporary exhibit: Mystery of the Mayan Medallion.

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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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Teacher Appreciation Month

October 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 31, 2016 @ 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. Teachers will be asked to provide ID, if possible, and to fill out a short survey about the museum.

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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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Free First Monday For Kids

October 3, 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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Archaeology Day

October 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Archaeology Day

Activities will include flint-knapping and atlatl demonstrations, learning traditional cordage, archaeologist-led tours and archaeo-scavenger hunts in the Hall of the People of Oklahoma, sandbox excavations, arts and crafts, and more. All activities are included with general museum admission. Archaeology Day at the Museum is not only part of the celebration of International Archaeology Day (Oct. 15), but also part of Oklahoma Archaeology month, spotlighting the archaeology and history of Oklahoma.

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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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Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest

October 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Spike's Spooktacular

Spike's Spooktacular Fall Fest is free fun for the whole family! Explore the galleries while hunting for prizes, snap a photo with props at the photo booth, get your face painted or create the perfect fall craft. Best of all, everyone is invited to dress up in his or her best Halloween costumes — just not the scary ones. Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest is sponsored by Sonic, America’s Drive-In.

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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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Free First Monday For Kids

November 7, 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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Homeschool Day

November 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Homeschool Day 2015

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.

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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
Archaeology After Hours

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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Museum Closed

November 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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December 2016

Free First Monday For Kids

December 5, 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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Holiday Happening

December 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Holiday-Happening

Join us for an opportunity to take photos with Santa, enjoy holiday music and shop during Holiday Happening this year. Local photographers from Candid Color Photography will take photos of children with Santa Claus. Photos will be emailed to families after the event and will be available for purchase by mail in options of 4x6 for $4.95 and 5x7 for $5.95.The complimentary community celebration also will feature performances by the Eisenhower Elementary Concert Chorus and Sooner Theatre. Sooner Theatre studio performers…

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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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Museum Closing Early

December 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum will be closed early on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. in anticipation of the Christmas holiday.

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Museum Closed

December 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum will be closed Sunday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

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January 2017

Museum Closed

January 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum will be closed in observance of New Years Day.

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Free First Monday For Kids

January 2, 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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February 2017

Spike’s Club: Dinosaur Babies

February 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Explore the world of ancient eggs, babies and nests in this program all about dinosaurs!

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Free First Monday For Kids

February 6, 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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Tiger Cub Scouts “Tiger Theater” Workshop

February 11, 2017 @ 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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Bear Cub Scouts “World of Sound” Workshop

February 11, 2017 @ 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.

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Docent Training

February 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am - February 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Docent Training

Ever wished you could share interesting facts about animals, artifacts and cultures with other people? If so, join us for our docent training from 8:30 to 4:30 Feb. 16 and 8:30 to 12:30 Feb. 17! For more information about the training and to register, call (405) 325-1652 or email volunteer.samnoblemuseum@ou.edu by Feb. 3.

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Brownie Girl Scout “Bugs” Workshop

February 25, 2017 @ 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.

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Junior Girl Scout “Entertainment Technology” Workshop

February 25, 2017 @ 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.

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March 2017

Spike’s Club: Okie-mon (Gotta Catch ‘Em All!)

March 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Oklahoma creatures are running loose all over our Hall of Natural Wonders… can you help us catch ‘em all?

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Free First Monday For Kids

March 6, 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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Spring Break Escape

March 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 17, 2017 @ 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. Check out our jam-packed schedule below! Friday, March 17: Celebrating Culture!10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Oklahoma! HuntOklahoma plants and animals will be hiding in each gallery today! Grab a hunt at the Information Desk and find them all! Then, head to the Discovery Room for…

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Kids’ Day with a Scanning Electron Microscope

March 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Ugly Bugs!

Session 1: 9 a.m. to noon and Session 2: 1 to 4 p.m.Don’t miss Kids’ Day with a Scanning Electron Microscope! Kids’ Day is an event organized by the Oklahoma Microscopy Society and hosted at the Sam Noble Museum. With the same exciting focus as the Society's annual Ugly Bug Contest, this program allows families to operate an actual scanning electron microscope to image the ugliest bug they can find. This event is for children 5 and up with an adult.This event…

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April 2017

Free First Monday For Kids

April 3, 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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Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair

April 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Join us for the 15th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair, April 3 - 4, 2017. The theme for the 2017 Fair is “My Words Have Spirit,” based on poster art submissions from the previous year.  The 15th anniversary is a milestone and recognizes the hard work and dedication of students, teachers, second-language speakers and all those who have played a role in the Fair over the course of the last 15 years.

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Spike’s Club: Bugging Out

April 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Discover insects of all shapes and sizes with us and explore our new “Ugly Bugs” temporary exhibit!

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Eggstravaganza

April 12, 2017 @ 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 during the Sam Noble Museum’s annual spring celebration, Eggstravaganza. Families and children are invited to pose for pictures with the celebratory bunny and participate in a variety of indoor activities include the famous Dino Prize Walk, face painting, crafts and Discovery Tables to explore museum specimens. Outdoor activities include an egg hunt and games. BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) and join in the fun.Complimentary admission.

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Wolf Cub Scouts “Digging in the Past” Workshop

April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.

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Caddo Festival

April 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Join the Metro Caddo Cultural Club for the Caddo Festival at the Sam Noble Museum 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 15 for a day of Caddo dances, an art show and more!  The event and museum admission are complimentary for all visitors. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Pleistocene PlazaCaddo Art ShowFeatured work by Jeri Redcorn, Yonavea Hawkins, Melissa Moore, Chase Kahwinhut Earles, Wayne TaySha Earles and Chad Nish Earles. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Robert S. Kerr AuditoriumSymposium: Reclaiming Caddo Heritage: Renaming Caddo…

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OU Staff Week

April 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 28, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
OU flagpole

Complimentary admission to OU staff and faculty with an OU ID. OU students always receive complementary admission to the museum. All OU students, faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount in Excavations, the museum store. 

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Sooner Saturday

April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Sooner Saturday 2016

During this annual event, OU will host information sessions, campus tours, open houses, housing tours and more for high school juniors and their families who might be interested in enrolling at OU. Free admission all day for participating high school students and their parents.

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May 2017

Free First Monday For Kids

May 1, 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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Spike’s Club: May the Fourth Be With You

May 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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What do catapults, pod racers and the Death Star have in common? They all use the force! Join us in a galaxy far, far away and explore the forces around us.

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Basket Weaving!

May 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Explore the art of weaving and create your own Cherokee round reed basket! Dive into the history, the materials and the basket basics. Next, weave away and make a Cherokee round reed basket to take home. This event is for children 5 and up with an adult. Space is limited and advance registration is required.  

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Mother’s Day

May 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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

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Kids’ Day with a Scanning Electron Microscope

May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Ugly Bugs!

Session 1: 9 a.m. to noon and Session 2: 1 to 4 p.m.Don’t miss Kids’ Day with a Scanning Electron Microscope! Kids’ Day is an event organized by the Oklahoma Microscopy Society and hosted at the Sam Noble Museum. With the same exciting focus as the Society's annual Ugly Bug Contest, this program allows families to operate an actual scanning electron microscope to image the ugliest bug they can find. This event is for children 5 and up with an adult.This event…

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June 2017

Name That Dinosaur

June 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

How many dinosaurs can you name? Discover what ancient creatures roamed Oklahoma through games, songs, crafts and lots of fun for you and your little one! Name that Dinosaur is an indoor program for children age 4. Deadline to register is May 24. 

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Pond Explorers

June 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Get your feet wet! Find out what is living in the water as we explore different ponds around Norman. Pond Explorers is an outdoor program for children ages 5 to 6.

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Free First Monday For Kids

June 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Free First Monday for Kids graphic

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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Wild Wonders

June 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Have you ever thought about how many wild and wonderful animals are right in your backyard? We’ll explore different habitats to discover what kinds of wild wonders are living all around us! Wild Wonders is an outdoor program for children ages 7 to 8. 

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Stream Sleuths

June 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - June 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Are you crazy about creeks? Have you ever wondered what water looks like under a microscope or what bugs can tell you about a stream? We will use our detective skills to solve the mysteries of Norman’s streams. Stream Sleuths is an indoor and outdoor program for children ages 9 to 11.

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Down in the Dirt

June 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Be a soil scientist! Explore the world under our feet and find out why life underground is so sweet! Join us as we dig the day away and explore worms, insects, snails and the difference between dirt and soil. Down in the Dirt is an outdoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Bugs and Slugs

June 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

They’re in the air, in the water and even under your feet! Get ready to get dirty as we burrow into Norman parks for everything that’s creepy, crawly and cool! Bugs and Slugs is an outdoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Get Lost

June 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - June 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Would you know what to do if you got lost? Be prepared to get down and dirty as we learn to use a compass, build a fire and search for shelter. Get Lost is an outdoor program for children ages 9 to 11.

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Across the Universe

June 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

It’s a bird … It’s a plane … It’s a giant fireball burning up in Earth’s atmosphere! Join us as we explore comets, asteroids, meteors and more. Finish off the night and show off your astronomy skills as we venture into our “Great Balls of Fire” exhibit for a special game. Join us for a night of fun that is sure to leave an impact! Deadline to register is June 5. 

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Father’s Day

June 18, 2017 @ 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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Nature Explorers

June 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Do you know what’s living in our local parks, ponds and streams? Join us as we explore parks in Norman to search for plants and animals of every color, size and shape. Nature Explorers is an outdoor program.

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Slime and Scales II

June 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Explore the daily lives of reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitats. We’ll learn how to safely catch and handle these interesting animals, plus how and why we should protect them. Slime and Scales II is an outdoor program for children ages 9 to 11.

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Slime and Scales I

June 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - June 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Spot a slippery salamander or touch a tiny turtle! We’ll study scaly and slimy animals in their natural habitat and learn how to safely catch and handle them. Slime and Scales I is an outdoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Library Day

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Library Day 2016

Complimentary admission to the museum with valid library card.

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Excavations Closed

June 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Excavations, the museum store, will be closed all day for inventory.

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Cool Critters

June 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Wildlife comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Discover the different kinds of critters that live in the world and search for a new one each day! Cool Critters is an outdoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Creepy Crawlies

June 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Do you like creatures that give others the creepy crawlies? Join us as we study animals that slither, creep and crawl! Creepy Crawlies is an outdoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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July 2017

Free First Monday For Kids

July 3, 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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Brownie Girl Scout “Inventor” Workshop

July 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 Scout “Animal Habitats” Workshop

July 5, 2017 @ 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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Webelos Scout “Earth Rocks!” Workshop

July 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Webelos Cub Scouts graphic

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!” adventure pin.

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Bear Cub Scout “Super Science” Workshop

July 7, 2017 @ 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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Scat: What’s That??

July 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

What’s the scoop on animal poop? Why does it happen and why do we study it? Can you really track an animal using what it leaves behind? Join us as we explore the science of scat. Scat: What’s That?? is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Space Cadets

July 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - July 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Calling all astronomers!  Join us for a camp that is out of this world. What is a shooting star? How do rockets get all the way to outer space? Become a space cadet and find out! Space Cadets is an indoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Ologist: Behind the Scenes

July 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - July 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

What really goes on behind the scenes at the museum? We will meet scientists, artists and exhibit developers to find out how they work together to create the exhibits you see when you visit your favorite museums! Ologist: Behind the Scenes is an indoor program for children ages 9 to 11.

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A Night at the Museum

July 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Have you ever wondered what happens in the museum when the doors are locked and the lights go down? Explore and play in the museum with your family in a whole new way…you just might see something you’ve never seen before! Deadline to register is July 3. 

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Creature Features

July 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Why do skunks smell so funky? What makes a vulture vomit? How do butterflies ward off predators? We’ll explore the strange, impressive and totally cool ways that animals defend themselves. Creature Features is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Cool Cretaceous Creatures

July 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - July 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Hang out with some of the greatest dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era! Join us for a journey back through time to the peak of the dinosaur age. Cool Cretaceous Creatures is an indoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Animal Babies

July 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - July 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Get ready to grow up wild! Learn about your favorite baby animals and the different ways they survive. Animal Babies is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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A Night with Bats

July 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

What can you discover in the dark? Join us as we explore the amazing life of bats and other nocturnal critters! Bring your blanket and sense of adventure- after a short exploration at the museum we will travel by caravan to a local park to encounter high flying mammals and more!  Deadline to register is July 12. 

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Dinosaur Detectives

July 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Are you on the hunt for fossils? Explore fossils of all shapes and sizes as we investigate dinosaurs and their relatives, just like paleontologists do! Dinosaur Detectives is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6.

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Grossology

July 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - July 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Are you ready for gross science? We will explore awesome and weird sciences and conduct the coolest, craziest experiments. Join us and become an expert in grossology. Grossology is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Weird and Wacky Science

July 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - July 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

We’ll create concoctions, make gooey ooze and try out exciting experiments! Join us as we see what happens when science gets wacky! Weird and Wacky Science is an indoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Museum Closed

July 30, 2017
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum will be closed on Sunday, July 30, for building maintenance.

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August 2017

Free First Monday for Kids

August 7, 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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September 2017

Free First Monday for Kids

September 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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Spike’s Club: Terrible Teeth

September 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Chomp, chew, crunch! How did dinosaurs eat their lunch? Become a paleontologist and explore what fossils can tell us about a dino’s favorite food. Deadline to register is Aug. 28. 

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Wolf Cub Scouts “Air of the Wolf” Workshop

September 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - September 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Wolf Cub Scouts graphic

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. This program is available on either Friday, Sept. 8, 5 to 7 p.m. or Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. 

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Cadette Girl Scout “Trees” Workshop

September 9, 2017 @ 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 not required, with signed waiver.

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Grandparent’s Day

September 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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

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Museum Day Live!

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket from the Smithsonian Museum’s website. 

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October 2017

Teacher Appreciation Month

October 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 31, 2017 @ 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. Education department will have informational packets available to teachers at the front desk.

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Science In Action & Object ID Day

October 1, 2017 @ 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? Experts from the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History can help identify your family heirlooms, fossils, rocks and other finds at the annual Science in Action and Object ID Day, taking place from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 1.This free, family-friendly and science-packed event not only gives the community a chance to discover the hidden gems in their own collections, but it also provides an opportunity to meet…

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Free First Monday for Kids

October 2, 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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Archaeology Day at the Museum

October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Archaeology Day

Activities will include flint-knapping and atlatl demonstrations, learning traditional cordage, archaeologist-led tours and archaeo-scavenger hunts in the Hall of the People of Oklahoma, sandbox excavations, arts and crafts, and more. All activities are included with general museum admission. Archaeology Day at the Museum is not only part of the celebration of International Archaeology Day (Oct. 21), but also part of Oklahoma Archaeology month, spotlighting the archaeology and history of Oklahoma.

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Spike’s Club: Slithering Science

October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Explore the sensational, scaly world of snakes. Become a herpetologist in our Natural Wonders exhibit and then explore a live snake up close! Deadline to register is Sept. 25. *Offered on the second Thursday of the month. 

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Adult Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip

October 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 14, 2017 @ 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 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…

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Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest

October 26, 2017 @ 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, sponsored by Yelp OKC, will feature two craft tables, a photo booth, face-painting station, display tables staffed by museum curators and lots more. This year, the museum will incorporate a social media costume contest into the mix. Participants are encouraged to post their event photos to Instagram and/or Twitter and tag…

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November 2017

Spike’s Club: Survival of the Fittest

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Do crocodiles have feathers? Do birds have sharp teeth? Join us as we discover why animals have different adaptations and investigate our new “Explore Evolution” temporary exhibit! Deadline to register is Oct. 23. 

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Brownie Girl Scout “Letterboxer” Workshop

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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!"

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Webelos Scouts “Earth Rocks” Workshop

November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Webelos Cub Scouts graphic

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.

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Free First Monday for Kids

November 6, 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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Homeschool Day

November 8, 2017 @ 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.

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Everything Evolves!

November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

What does fungus have to do with ants? Are chickens really related to T-Rex? Join us for an evening of games and exploration as we discover how living things evolve. The fun doesn’t stop there! We will conclude our program with a special challenge as we investigate our new temporary exhibit “Explore Evolution™”. This event is for children 5 and up with an adult. Space is limited and advance registration is required. On-site registration is not available for this program. Registration…

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Tiger Cub Scouts “Sky is the Limit” Workshop

November 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Tiger Cub Scouts graphic

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 the requirements to earn the "Sky is the Limit" adventure loop. Deadline to register is Oct. 25.

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Museum Closed

November 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum is closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving Day. 

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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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Holiday Happening

December 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Holiday-Happening

Visitors to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will have a chance to shop for holiday gifts, take photos with Santa Claus and listen to holiday stories at the museum’s annual Holiday Happening event, scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.Local photographers from PartyPics will take photos of children with Santa Claus in front of a holiday-themed background, and photos will be available to download and purchase online after the event.The complimentary community celebration also will…

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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

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

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

The museum is closed on Monday, Dec. 25.

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Explore It!

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

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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Museum Closed

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

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

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

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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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“Indigenous Healthcare: A History of Healing in Native Americans”

January 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. Jan. 9 in the Kerr Auditorium. The program will examine the important factors that have affected the overall health of Native Americans, from cardiovascular disease, cancer and suicide, to preventative medicine and the power of community. Molina is a…

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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
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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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Creature Creations

February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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What would a painting created by a bird look like? How could an Apatosaurus reach the paper to draw a portrait? Capture the wonder of the wild as we explore silly ways to make art like the animals do. We'll get inspiration from exploring the amazing animals in our museum galleries and investigate creative art techniques. This event is for children 5 and up with an adult.

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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
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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 8 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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Yatika Fields Live Mural Painting

March 16, 2018
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Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Street artist and muralist Yatika Fields will paint a mural live at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. The Stillwater-based artist is featured along with his mother and father in the museum's new exhibit, "Fluent Generations: The Art of Anita, Tom and Yatika Fields," which brings together the talented Native family to showcase their sculptures, photographs and paintings celebrating the vitality of Indigenous cultures. Yatika Fields will paint the 18' x 10' mural from March 12-16 and April…

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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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Free First Monday for Kids

April 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

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
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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

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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Yatika Fields Live Mural Painting

April 8, 2018
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Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Street artist and muralist Yatika Fields will paint a mural live at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. The Stillwater-based artist is featured along with his mother and father in the museum's new exhibit, "Fluent Generations: The Art of Anita, Tom and Yatika Fields," which brings together the talented Native family to showcase their sculptures, photographs and paintings celebrating the vitality of Indigenous cultures. Yatika Fields will paint the 18' x 10' mural from March 12-16 and April…

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“Fluent Generations” Gallery Talk and Catalog Signing

April 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Native artists Anita, Tom and Yatika Fields will lead a gallery talk in the exhibit, “Fluent Generations: The Art of Anita, Tom & Yatika Fields.” A catalog signing will follow.

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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
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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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Tai Chi at the Museum

April 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:20 am
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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

April 20, 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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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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Explore It!

April 21, 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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