Field Trips and School Programs

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Everything you need to plan your class visit to the Sam Noble Museum can be found here! Browse the museum’s innovative educational programs, exhibits and experiences that inspire learners of all ages to understand the natural and cultural world.


Read to make a reservation? Click here to make a reservation online! You also may contact the education department at (405) 325-1008, or e-mail us at to make a reservation or for more information. We recommend that reservations are made at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit.

School Year Hours for School Groups

Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Summer Admission: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

School Group Admission

School groups receive a discounted admission rate when reservations are made in advance with the museum education department.

First Free Monday for Kids Admission

Please note that regular admission rates and program rates apply to school groups scheduling educational programs on Free First Mondays for Kids. School groups scheduling a general visit without programs will not be charged admission for children 17 and under on Free First Mondays for Kids.

School Group Admission Fees



Children 3 and under Free
Youth aged 4-17 $4.00

Adult chaperones

Required ratio

PreK - Grade 5 1 adult per 5 students (complementary admission)
Grades 6 - 12 1 adult per 10 students (complementary admission)

Additional adults


Adults above required ratio $7.00


Required adult chaperones receive free admission to the museum in exchange for their active supervision of all students. A ratio of one chaperone per five students is required, grades PreK though fifth grade; a ratio of one chaperone per 10 students is required for sixth through 12th grade. Additional adults in excess of these ratios receive a discounted admission price of $7 each.

Educational Programs (PreK - 12th Grade)

Enhance your museum experience with an educational program! All programs feature real museum specimens, hands-on experiences, address OAS education standards and are taught by professional museum educators. For additional information and a list of all program options by grade level, please review the Educator’s Guide.

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel any part of your reservation, please call the Education Department at (405) 325-1008 as soon as possible. Groups that need to cancel a scheduled educational program should do so at least two weeks in advance to receive a refund.

Lunch Options

Outdoor tables are available on the museum grounds where school groups may eat sack lunches. Please bring group lunches in plastic totes: corrugated cardboard is a pest hazard and cannot be brought into the museum. The Redbud Café, located inside the museum, can provide box lunches for groups that order at least five days in advance. To make arrangements for box lunches, call (405) 325-1131. Reaves Park, about one-half mile east of the museum, is a great space for lunch. The park has play equipment and picnic tables. The Jacobson House Native Art Center offers indoor seating for groups of fewer than 40 who have sack lunches. Contact Jacobson House at (405) 366-1667. Couch Restaurants on the OU campus is available for groups willing to purchase lunch. For more information call (405) 325-5185 or visit

New for Spring 2016

Be the Dinosaur
March 7 – May 29, 2016

Be the Dinosaur is a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari Jeep and more. Visitors of all ages can enter into the largest and most complex restoration of an extinct ecosystem ever created. This exhibit is available for an additional fee.*

*Educational groups may add Be the Dinosaur sessions to their field trip experience Monday through Friday from March 7 - March 11 and March 21 - May 29, 2016 with advanced reservation only. Groups may reserve 30 minute sessions in the exhibit for $30 per session. Due to exhibit station availability, each session is limited to 25 students and 5 chaperones per session. Please contact the scheduling office by emailing or calling 405-325-1008, if you would like to include this experience in your scheduled group visit or field trip.

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