Field Trips and School Programs

Your museum adventure begins here!

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.

The educators at the Sam Noble Museum are excited to work with you and your students this year. We look forward to serving you and hope that you share your ideas and feedback with us regarding your visit to the museum.


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

Discovery Room sessions and educational programs are available beginning the day after Labor Day and ending the third week of May.

Hours for School Groups

Monday–Friday 9:30 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
PreK-12 $4.00

Adult chaperones

Required ratio

PreK - Grade 5 1 adult per 5 students
Grades 6 - 12 1 adult per 10 students

Additional adults


Adults above required ratio $7.00


Please note: The Sam Noble Museum is excited to bring Be the Dinosaur for Spring 2015.
Available March 21 – May 29, 2016 There is an additional program fee.


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 5; a ratio of one chaperone per 10 students is required for grades 6 through 12. Additional adults in excess of these ratios receive a discounted admission price of $7 each and can pay upon arrival.

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 program should do so at least two business days in advance.

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

Programs Your Students Will Love

Enhance your museum experience with one of our educational programs! Our Education Department staff has developed a range of inquiry-based programs for each grade level. All museum programs address PASS and OAS standards and are taught by professional museum educators. Advanced registration is required and programs are limited to a maximum of 25 students. Please note that one teacher must be present at all times during each of your scheduled programs. Discovery Room sessions and educational programs are available beginning the day after Labor Day through the third week of May.

School Group Program Fees

Classroom Program (PreK-2) $35
Classroom Program (3-12)  $45
Laboratory Program $80
Discovery Room Session $30
Discovery Room Program $35
Be the Dinosaur Session $30


The Sam Noble Museum is excited to bring Be the Dinosaur for Spring 2015.
March 5 – June 12, 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 27, 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.

Register for a School Group Program

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