Homeschool Programs

The Sam Noble Museum has educational materials and programs for homeschoolers! Enhance your visit with our gallery guides, book a Discovery Room session or check out one of our custom Discovery Kits. With a variety of resources, we have everything you need to make your homeschool visit an adventure!

Homeschool Day: November 8, 2017

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 student and one adult. Additional adults attending program are $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.

Meet the Dinosaurs (Grades K - 2) 10 to 10:30 a.m.

What kinds of dinosaurs roamed Oklahoma? Were they meat eaters or plant eaters? Did they have sharp teeth, large claws or other interesting adaptations? Students will discover the answer to these and other questions as they examine fossils and participate in Cretaceous role-playing.

Dinosaur Feasts (Grades 3-6) 11 a.m. to noon

What do scientists know about what and how dinosaurs ate? Students will compare dinosaur fossils and modern animal specimens to discover how both carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs crunched and munched their food.

Mysteries of the Mesozoic (Grades 7-12) 1 to 2:30 p.m.

What can you tell about a prehistoric animal from a single fossil? Students will find out by uncovering clues from the Mesozoic era, the age of dinosaurs. Student teams will participate in an excavation simulation at one of six “sites.” They will collect data and then analyze their findings using principles of comparative anatomy.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. On-site registration is not available for these programs. To register an individual student or group, please call (405) 325-1008 or click the link below. Students registering individually are each required to have one adult chaperone present during the class (optional for Grades 3-12 with signed waiver). For group registration, a minimum of one adult chaperone is required per five students. Non-registered students or siblings may not participate in class activities and require admission if visiting the museum. Attending student and chaperone receive complimentary museum admission.

Click here to register for Homeschool Day.

Museum Resources for Homeschoolers

Reservations

Click here to make a field trip reservation. You also may contact the Education Department at (405) 325-1008, or e-mail us at education.samnoblemuseum@ou.edu. We recommend that reservations are made at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit.

Admission

Groups must have five or more for grades PreK - 5, and 10 or more for grades 6-12, in order to receive reduced admission fees.

Reservations must be made at least two days in advance. Group reservations require one payment for the entire group.

$7 adults
$5 seniors (age 65 and up)
$4 children (ages 4-17)
Children 3 and under free

Hours for Homeschool Groups

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Discovery Room Session

Discovery Room Sessions allow students to participate in free-choice learning opportunities and free play activities that enhance their understanding of natural and cultural history. Each session begins with a short introduction to the room by a Discovery Room staff member. Students are then encouraged to explore the room independently. These 25 minute sessions are most appropriate for PreK through grade 5 and are limited to a maximum of 25 students per session. Fee is $30 per session. Discovery Room sessions are available beginning the day after Labor Day and ending the third week of May.

Gallery Guides

Our Gallery Guides include engaging activities that encourage students to explore the details in each gallery. Guides are available for grades PreK-12 and activities take about 30 minutes to complete in each gallery. View our gallery guides

Discovery Kits

Discovery Kits provide students with hands-on materials to help them learn more about the natural and cultural world! Discovery Kits are available at no charge to educators and can be picked up at the museum. The loan period is two weeks. Learn more about Discovery Kits

We welcome homeschool educators to reserve the Discovery Kits in the months of June, July and August. During the school year (September through May), we will be happy to place you on a wait list should a kit become available. Digital versions of each kit are available year round. Learn more here

Quick Links