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June 2021

Yoga at the Sam Noble Museum

June 7, 2021 @ 8:30 am - December 20, 2021 @ 9:25 am
Sam Noble Museum W. R. Howell Pleistocene Plaza, 2401 Chautauqua Avenue Norman, OK 73072 United States
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Yoga at the Museum is canceled for Monday, June 21.  Join OU Fit & Rec's Wild Yoga class at the museum to experience the breath, flow and serenity of natural history! Yoga on Mondays 8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. This class is free to the University of Oklahoma Community (faculty, staff, students, retirees and museum volunteers). Participants must enter through the “Staff Entrance” door, just east of the main entrance. Instructions for class: Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals…

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Crafts and Tales

June 16, 2021 @ 11:15 am - December 22, 2021 @ 11:30 am

Join us for a story followed by an activity that can range from learning about a real specimen from our collections to crafting a thematic piece of artwork! Crafts and Tales (formerly Storytime at the Sam) takes place at 11:15 a.m. in the Great Hall every Wednesday. 

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September 2021

Little Scientists: Nature Art

September 28, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! Each stand-alone program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration. Little Scientists is for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Deadline to Register: September 20 Price: $5 (Member Adult or Youth) and $7 (Non-Member Adults or Youth)

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October 2021

Wolf Scout Workshop: Digging in the Past

October 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Earn a belt loop or pin at the museum! The Sam Noble Museum offers workshops for Scouts and troops throughout the year. Scouts explore museum galleries and engage in hands-on activities to earn a badge, loop or pin. Deadline to Register: September 24 Price: $15 (Scout) and $7 (Accompanying Adult)

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Bear Scout Workshop: World of Sound

October 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bear Cub Scouts

Earn a belt loop or pin at the museum! The Sam Noble Museum offers workshops for Scouts and troops throughout the year. Scouts explore museum galleries and engage in hands-on activities to earn a badge, loop or pin. Deadline to Register: September 24 Price: $15 (Scout) and $7 (Accompanying Adult)

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Little Scientists: Fall

October 12, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! Each stand-alone program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration. Little Scientists is for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Deadline to Register: October 4 Price: $5 (Member Adult or Youth) and $7 (Non-Member Adults or Youth)

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Adult Program: WeDigBio

October 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come join us for a free global science program of digitizing collections! Participants will receive specimen data to transcribe into the database. This is a global event and live feeds will be displayed throughout the day to showcase everyone’s hard work! Goodie bags will be provided but sign up fast because spots are limited! Because of the nature of this event, typing skills will be necessary, so these activities are best suited for those 10 and up. All program registrants…

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Family Program: Family Insect Safari and Macrophotography Workshop

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join artist Thomas Shahan to learn how to capture images of the tiniest of creatures! Families will learn the basics of macrophotography, visit the museum’s temporary exhibit Beautiful Beasts, make a fun craft and go outside to take photographs of their own. Deadline to Register: October 15 Price: $15 (Member Adult or Youth) and $20 (Non-Member Adult or Youth)

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Curiosiday: Spider Spectacular

October 23, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a day of sticky, stretchy and spooky fun! How did spider webs evolve? How do spiders liquidate their prey? These are a few of the weird and spooky questions we will craft our way through. Be sure to hunt for the spiders around the museum and learn about the things around which spiders crawl in Oklahoma! This bilingual (English and Spanish) program will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All activities are free with general…

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Adult Macrophotography Workshop

October 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you looking for a unique way to take photographs? Join us as we work with artist Thomas Shahan to learn some new and interesting approaches to capturing the perfect shot. Participants will learn about macrophotography techniques, visit the museum’s temporary exhibit Beautiful Beasts before taking macrophotographs on the museum grounds. Deadline to Register: October 15 Price: $25 (Member) $30 (Non-Member)

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Little Scientists: I’m a Scientist!

October 26, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! Each stand-alone program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration. Little Scientists is for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Deadline to Register: October 18 Price: $5 (Member Adult or Youth) and $7 (Non-Member Adults or Youth)

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November 2021

Curiosiday: Día De Los Muertos Para Los Animales (Day of the Dead for the Animals)

November 6, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us to learn all about Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead! Day of the Dead is a Hispanic holiday that is celebrated all over Latin America. The Hispanic American Student Association (HASA) will be collaborating with the museum to provide Spanish content on-site! Part of a 3,000-year-old tradition, visitors will learn about celebrating the life that is no longer with us. As a natural history museum, visitors can also learn about and celebrate the animals who…

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Little Scientists: Wet and Wild

November 9, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! Each stand-alone program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration. Little Scientists is for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Deadline to Register: November 1 Price: $5 (Member Adult or Youth) and $7 (Non-Member Adults or Youth)

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Webelos Workshop: Earth Rocks

November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Earn a belt loop or pin at the museum! The Sam Noble Museum offers workshops for Scouts and troops throughout the year. Scouts explore museum galleries and engage in hands-on activities to earn a badge, loop or pin. Deadline to Register: November 5 Price: $15 (Scout) and $7 (Accompanying Adult)

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Tiger Scout Workshop: Tiger Tales

November 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Earn a belt loop or pin at the museum! The Sam Noble Museum offers workshops for Scouts and troops throughout the year. Scouts explore museum galleries and engage in hands-on activities to earn a badge, loop or pin. Deadline to Register: November 5 Price: $15 (Scout) and $7 (Accompanying Adult)

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Family Program: Tinker Time

November 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What makes a lightbulb light up? How do circuits work? We will learn the answers to these questions as we tinker away with simple circuits and lemon lightbulbs before making our own light up creation to take home! Deadline to Register: November 12 Price: $15 (Member Adult or Youth) and $20 (Non-Member Adult or Youth)

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Little Scientists: Grossology

November 30, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! Each stand-alone program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration. Little Scientists is for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Deadline to Register: November 22 Price: $5 (Member Adult or Youth) and $7 (Non-Member Adults or Youth)

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December 2021

Adult Program: Vertebrate Paleontology – Up Close

December 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a night of Jurassic proportions! Go behind the scenes as we take a tour of the vertebrate paleontology preparation lab and meet paleontologists from the museum. Afterwards, we will tour the Hall of Ancient Life and participate in microfossil picking. Deadline to Register: December 3 Price: $25 (Member) $30 (Non-Member)

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Bear Scout Workshop: Super Science

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bear Cub Scouts

Earn a belt loop or pin at the museum! The Sam Noble Museum offers workshops for Scouts and troops throughout the year. Scouts explore museum galleries and engage in hands-on activities to earn a badge, loop or pin. Deadline to Register: December 3 Price: $15 (Scout) and $7 (Accompanying Adult)

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Wolf Scout Workshop: Air of the Wolf

December 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wolf Cub Scouts graphic

Earn a belt loop or pin at the museum! The Sam Noble Museum offers workshops for Scouts and troops throughout the year. Scouts explore museum galleries and engage in hands-on activities to earn a badge, loop or pin. Deadline to Register: December 3 Price: $15 (Scout) and $7 (Accompanying Adult)

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Little Scientists: Winter Animals

December 14, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! Each stand-alone program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration. Little Scientists is for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Deadline to Register: December 6 Price: $5 (Member Adult or Youth) and $7 (Non-Member Adults or Youth)

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