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

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April 2018

Tai Chi at the Museum

April 25, 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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Explore It!

April 28, 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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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
spikes club

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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Free First Monday for Kids

May 7, 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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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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Free Summer Film Series: Finding Nemo

June 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Join us for a showing of "Finding Nemo." The showing is free and open to the public. General museum admission is separate.

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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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Free Summer Film Series: Finding Dory

July 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Join us for a showing of "Finding Dory." The showing is free and open to the public. General museum admission is separate.

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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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August 2018

Free Summer Film Series: Moana

August 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Join us for a showing of "Moana." The showing is free and open to the public. General museum admission is separate.

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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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