Paleo Spotlight: Our Current Research

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Hear about cutting edge research from paleontologists at the Sam Noble Museum and see the specimens they study during a tour of the museum’s fossil collection. Complete the evening with a demonstration of scientific instruments used to analyze specimens in our paleontology lab. This program is suited for participants ages 12+. Participants under the age […]

ARTxFACTS: Dating with Dinos

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Love is in the air with an evening of art and dinosaurs! Experience a behind-the-scenes tour of our vertebrate paleontology collection and learn about some of our lesser-known specimens. Then unleash your creative side as you follow along with the OU Print Club to make a dinosaur-themed print of your own! Give your print as […]

Dino Day Camp

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Kids out of school for President's Day? Let them spend their day off at the museum! Join us for activities, crafts, games and gallery tours as we make new friends and explore the world of natural history!   Click Here to Register Registration closes on Feb. 13, 2023 Cost: $55 (Museum Member Youth) $65 (Non-Member […]

Little Scientists: Dig it!

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

It's never too early to learn! Join us as we dig into Earth Sciences and explore the world around us! 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.    Click Here to Register Registration closes […]

Volunteer Training: Vertebrate Paleo Lab

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

The Sam Noble Museum Vertebrate Paleontology Lab is looking for volunteers! If you've ever dreamed of assisting paleontologists as they work to uncover and prepare fossil specimens, now is your chance! All volunteers MUST commit to a six week training course. Volunteers must also be 18 or older.  Volunteers will learn general fossil preparation techniques, […]

Little Scientists: Rainforest Adventure

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

We're exploring the Sam Noble Museum's latest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure! Learn all about the plants and animals of the rainforest on our own exclusive adventure! Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! Each stand-alone Little Scientists program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum […]

Spring Break at the Museum: Five-Day Camp

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

School's out for spring break! And if you're looking for an unforgettable way to keep the kids busy this week, we've got the solution! Students and children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join us for a five-day experience at the Sam Noble Museum. We get up close and personal with the fossilized dinosaurs […]

The Science of Sci-Fi

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Spend an evening at the Sam Noble Museum and discover the science behind some of our favorite science fiction classics – Jurassic Park and Star Wars! Can you really clone a dinosaur? What were velociraptors really like? Are creatures in Star Wars based on real animals? Find the answers and take a guided tour of […]

Little Scientists: Beautiful Birds

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Learn all about these incredible and beautiful animals in our latest Little Scientists adventure! Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! Each stand-alone Little Scientists program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration.    Click Here to Register Registration closes on March 14, 2023 […]

Paleo Puzzles

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Put your puzzle skills to the test and step into the shoes of a fossil preparator as you attempt to reconstruct your own fossil cast! Learn the skills and techniques that professional preparators use to piece fossils back together for the research, education, and exhibition of extinct animals. Participants will also get a behind-the-scenes tour […]

Little Scientists: Flower Power!

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Learn all about the incredible plants and flowers all around us, how they work, and what they do!  Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! Each stand-alone Little Scientists program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration.    Click Here to Register Registration closes […]

Little Scientists: Busy Pollinators

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

In our last Little Scientists program, we learned all about plants and flowers, and now we'll learn about some very important animals that help plants and flowers grow-- pollinators! From busy bees to butterflies, these hard workers play an important role wherever they go! Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and […]

Dinosaur Safari

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

If you've ever wanted to see a living dinosaur, it's not too late! The birds we see every day are descended from prehistoric giants, and if it sounds unbelievable, we'll show you how it happened! Come spend a morning discovering local birds at Saxon Park with Dr. Jeremy Ross of the Oklahoma Biological Survey as he […]

Animal Tracking 101

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Whether you're an aspiring outdoorsman or simply curious about the animals next door, you're invited to join us as we discover what you can learn from animal signs and tracks! We'll be hosting an educational presentation at the museum before meeting at a tracking site in Norman for a hands on lesson about local animals, […]

Little Scientists: The Science of Bubbles!

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Join us as we explore the science of bubbles, and make a bunch of them in the process! But how do bubbles work? Why are they so delicate? How big can they get? Find out the answers at this week's Little Scientists adventure! Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making! […]

Dig into Dinos!

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Can't get enough of the fossils here at the Sam Noble Museum? We hear you! Dinosaur lovers of all ages are invited to join us as we take a deep dive into the fossils and prehistoric life of Oklahoma! This program for children and families gives visitors a chance to experience their own simulated fossil […]

Paleontology: Under the Microscope

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Most visitors have seen some of the largest fossil specimens in our galleries, but what about the smallest...? Join us after hours for an up-close look at some of the smallest fossil specimens at the museum! Experience a behind-the-scenes look at our paleontology collections, then try your hand at finding and identifying microscopic fossils using […]

Summer Explorers: Five-Day Camp

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Schools out for summer! But before those long hot days fly by, why not make some memories that last a lifetime! Join us at the Sam Noble Museum for five days of science and adventure, where you'll learn all about ancient giants, modern wildlife and natural history from real scientists! Get an up close look […]

Summer Explorers: Five-Day Camp

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Schools out for summer! But before those long hot days fly by, why not make some memories that last a lifetime! Join us at the Sam Noble Museum for five days of science and adventure, where you'll learn all about ancient giants, modern wildlife and natural history from real scientists! Get an up close look […]

Summer Explorers: Five-Day Camp

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Schools out for summer! But before those long hot days fly by, why not make some memories that last a lifetime! Join us at the Sam Noble Museum for five days of science and adventure, where you'll learn all about ancient giants, modern wildlife and natural history from real scientists! Get an up close look […]

Summer Explorers: Five-Day Camp

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Schools out for summer! But before those long hot days fly by, why not make some memories that last a lifetime! Join us at the Sam Noble Museum for five days of science and adventure, where you'll learn all about ancient giants, modern wildlife and natural history from real scientists! Get an up close look […]

Summer Explorers: Five-Day Camp

Sam Noble Museum 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK

Schools out for summer! But before those long hot days fly by, why not make some memories that last a lifetime! Join us at the Sam Noble Museum for five days of science and adventure, where you'll learn all about ancient giants, modern wildlife and natural history from real scientists! Get an up close look […]