Public Programs FAQs

Youth, Adult and Family Programs

Registration, paperwork, payment and cancellation questions Program locations, entering the museum after-hours and more questions Scout-specific questions

Registration, paperwork, payment and cancellation questions

How do I stay up-to-date on new programs offered by the museum?

All programs and events are listed on our website. You can sign up for our e-newsletter to receive notifications by visiting the museum's home page at samnoblemuseum.ou.edu.

Can I register for a program the day-of?

No, all of our programs require advanced registration and payment.

How do I pay for a program?

After an online registration is received, an education representative will contact you about making payment arrangements. Currently, we can take credit cards, checks or cash.

My child is not old enough for the program — can an exception be made?

Participants must meet age requirements at the start of the program.

How can I leave feedback or suggestions for a program?

Surveys are provided at the end of every program. You can also contact education.samnoblemuseum@ou.edu to leave feedback.

I cannot come to a program — can I receive a refund or credit?

Cancellations must be received 10 business days prior to the start of the program for a refund.

What paperwork/permission slips are needed to participate in the programs?

Youth Programs: Homeschool Day packet or Spike’s Club packet or Scout packet or Summer Explorers packet Adult Programs: Onsite Packet or Offsite Packet Family Programs: Onsite Packet or Offsite Packet All photo releases are optional.

What happens if the museum cancels an event or program?

If the program is cancelled by the museum, you will receive notice prior to the starting date and a full refund will be issued.

What if there is inclement weather during the event?

The Sam Noble Museum is part of the University of Oklahoma and will close when the University is closed. Should weather-related or other closings occur, we will do our best to inform you via phone and email.

Program Locations, Entering the Museum After-Hours and More Questions

How early should I arrive at the museum?

The education classroom doors open 10 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Where do museum programs take place?

The museum offers onsite and offsite programs. Onsite programs take place museum wide. Typically programs start in the education classrooms and may visit our galleries, grounds and collections. Offsite programs may venture out into local parks and the greater Oklahoma community.

How do I enter the building?

The main entrance of the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Front desk staff will be able to direct you to the education classrooms.

For classes that begin before or after regular museum hours, please use the staff entrance. The staff entrance located to the east of the main museum entrance. Look for the pond and the bicycle racks. Security guards will direct you to the Hall of Education where the program will be held.

Scout-Specific Questions

Do we receive a badge or a loop after the scout program?

Scouts will engage in hands-on activities in order to complete all requirements to earn one badge, loop or pin. Badge, belt loops and pins are not included.

Can siblings attend scout programs?

Due to enrollment limitations we are not able to accommodate additional siblings and other minors not enrolled in the workshop.