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2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
(405) 325-4712 http://samnoblemuseum.ou.edu

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February 2018

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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Explore It!

February 24, 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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Tai Chi at the Museum

February 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:20 am
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Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
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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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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Free First Monday for Kids

March 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Yatika Fields Live Mural Painting

March 12, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until March 16, 2018

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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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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Yatika Fields Live Mural Painting

April 5, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 8, 2018

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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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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“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
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. 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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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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May 2018

Spike’s Club: Cool Chemistry

May 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Do you like curious concoctions and messy mysteries? Join us as we try out some exciting experiments! Deadline to register is April 23.

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Mother’s Day

May 13, 2018 @ 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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June 2018

Summer Explorers: Name That Dinosaur

June 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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.

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Summer Explorers: Pond Explorers

June 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Get your feet wet! Find out what's living in the water as we explore different ponds around Norman. Pond Explorers is an outdoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 4 through Friday, Jun. 8 from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Summer Explorers: Wild Wonders

June 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - June 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 4 through Friday, Jun. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Life in the Wild

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

Discover the way our world works by exploring the plants and animals around us! Investigate local habitats and discover how scientists conduct research out in the field. We will use our scientist skills to solve mysteries hiding in our streams, parks and more! Life in the Wild is an outdoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 4 through Friday, Jun. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Bugs and Slugs

June 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 11 through Friday, Jun. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Summer Explorers: Creepy Crawlies

June 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - June 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 11 through Friday, Jun. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Get Lost

June 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - June 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 11 through Friday, Jun. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Nature and Night

June 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - June 15, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

What comes out when the sun goes down? Explore the night with us and experience the many animals active in the evening. Come ready to discover a whole new world. Nature at Night is an outdoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 11 through Friday, Jun. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Father’s Day

June 17, 2018 @ 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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Summer Explorers: Nature Explorers

June 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 18 through Friday, Jun. 22 from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Summer Explorers: Slime and Scales II

June 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - June 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 18 through Friday, Jun. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Slime and Scales I

June 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - June 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 18 through Friday, Jun. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Family Program: Frog Talk

June 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Come discover the language of frogs with your family! We’ll start our evening off at the museum learning about frog calls, habitats and identification. Then we’ll caravan to a local park to experience the night life of Oklahoma frogs.

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Summer Explorers: Cool Critters

June 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 25 through Friday, Jun. 29 from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Summer Explorers: Down in the Dirt

June 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - June 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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 indoor and outdoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 25 through Friday, Jun. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Animal Babies

June 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - June 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Get ready to grow up wild! Learn about your favorite baby animals and the different ways they survive. Animal Babies is an indoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jun. 25 through Friday, Jun. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Library Day

June 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Library Day 2016

Complimentary admission for all. Pioneer Library System will lead story times.

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July 2018

Tiger Cub Scouts “Tiger Theater” Workshop

July 2, 2018 @ 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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Brownie Girl Scouts “Inventor” Workshop

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 Scouts “Animal Habitats” Workshop

July 3, 2018 @ 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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Wolf Cub Scouts “Motor Away” Workshop

July 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Ready, set, go! Discover ways to fly, sail and propel as we "launch" into creating things that move! Wolf Scouts will complete requirements for the "Motor Away" adventure loop.

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Webelos Scouts “Into the Woods” Workshop

July 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Is it easy being green? Join us as we explore what types of trees are found in Oklahoma and plant a tree of our very own! Webelos will complete all the requirements to earn the "Into the Woods" Webelos/AOL elective adventure pin.

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Summer Explorers: Super Scientists

July 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Join us at investigation station! Experiment and explore through games, songs and crafts as you and your little one learn about the natural world around you. Super Scientists is an indoor program.

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Bear Cub Scouts “Super Science” Workshop

July 6, 2018 @ 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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Summer Explorers: Shark Week: I

July 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Join us as we jump into the oceans of long, long ago! We will explore animals of ancient seas and dive into our temporary exhibit "Megalodon: Largest Shark That Ever Lived." Whatever the adventure, we are sure to make a splash! Shark Week: I is an indoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jul. 9 through Friday, Jul. 13 from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Summer Explorers: Shark Week: II

July 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - July 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

What kinds of creatures roamed the oceans millions of years ago? Join us as we explore the mighty Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived, and other giants of the deep! Shark Week: II is an indoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jul. 9 through Friday, Jul. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Shark Week: III

July 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - July 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Prehistoric predators, fossil fish and beasts of the blue. Join us on a journey to the past as we explore the oceans and the amazing creatures that roamed within them millions of years ago. Shark Week: III is an indoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jul. 9 through Friday, Jul. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Family Program: A Night With Megalodon

July 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Dive into a night of fun with the biggest sharks in history! Explore monsters of the deep, play games and find out why Megalodon ruled the ocean. We will finish the night with a special exploration of our new temporary exhibit “Megalodon: Largest Shark That Ever Lived.”

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Summer Explorers: Dinosaur Detectives

July 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jul. 16 through Friday, Jul. 20 from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Summer Explorers: Cool Cretaceous Creatures

July 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - July 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jul. 16 through Friday, Jul. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Ologist 2.0: Behind the Scenes

July 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - July 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

What really goes on behind the scenes at the museum? Have you attended Ologist in the past and can't get enough? Join us for all new tours and new museum scientists to find out how your favorite exhibits are created! Ologist 2.0: Behind the Scenes is an indoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jul. 16 through Friday, Jul. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Science Mysteries

July 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

How do crystals get their shape? Why do compasses point north? Can you make a secret circuit? Solve mysteries and complete challenges during our week of experiments and fun! Science Mysteries is an indoor program. This program takes place Monday, Jul. 23 through Friday, Jul. 27 from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Summer Explorers: Grossology

July 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - July 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jul. 23 through Friday, Jul. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Summer Explorers: Weird and Wacky Science

July 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - July 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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. This program takes place Monday, Jul. 23 through Friday, Jul. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Family Program: A Night With Bats

July 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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! 

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September 2018

Grandparents Day

September 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 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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Science In Action & Object I.D. Day

September 16, 2018 @ 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? Our experts can help identify your family heirlooms, fossils, rocks and other finds at the free event, Science in Action & Object I.D. Day.

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October 2018

Teacher Appreciation Month

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 31, 2018 @ 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.

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Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest

October 25, 2018 @ 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 features craft tables, a photo booth and a face-painting station. Museum curators and staff are also on hand to show visitors specimens from the museum's collections.

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November 2018

Museum Closed

November 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum is closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving Day.

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December 2018

Holiday Happening

December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Holiday-Happening

Celebrate the holidays and enjoy music, photos with Santa Claus and special discounts in Excavations, the museum store. This annual complimentary community celebration features storybook time with librarians from the Pioneer Library System and special holiday activities with the museum's education department. From a scavenger hunt for elves hidden throughout the museum galleries to musical performances, this special event is always a favorite of families.

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Museum Closed

December 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum is closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25.

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January 2019

Museum Closed

January 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

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

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