Join us this summer for exciting new classes and, of course, the old favorites! Experience science first-hand through a variety of discovery-based programs offered at the Sam Noble Museum for children ages 4 to 14 and families. All classes are taught by trained staff.
Be sure to check out our summer family programs!
Registration opens January 14 for members, January 28 for non-members.
Cost varies per program.
Summer 2019 Programming
Juniors, Ages 5 to 8
Seniors, Ages 9 to 11 July 22-26 Deadline to register is July 17.
July 29-August 2 Deadline to register is July 24.
Full Day Camp (8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.): Member $275/ Non-member $325
Half Day Camp (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): Member $175/Non-member $225
Experience everything the museum has to offer in an action-packed week of fun! Explore our exhibits, enjoy outdoor games, adventures and science experiments, create crafts and make memories. Each day will feature different activities on-site at the museum and outside on museum grounds. Campers are required to bring a lunch and two snacks for each day of camp.
*Extended care is offered between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $50 per week.
Ages 5 to 6
Member $85 / Non-member $100
8 to 10 a.m. Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 (Registration closed)
Get ready to grow up wild! Learn about your favorite baby animals and the different ways they survive. This is an indoor program. Deadline to register is July 5.
2 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 (Registration closed)
Are you on the hunt for fossils? Explore fossils of all shapes and sizes as we investigate dinosaurs and their relatives, just like a paleontologists! This is an indoor program. Deadline to register is July 5.
Ages 7 to 8
Member $85 / Non-member $100
Cool Cretaceous Creatures
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 (Registration closed)
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. This is an indoor program. Deadline to register is July 5.
Registration begins February 1 for members and February 15 for non-members.
Don’t miss out! Space is limited and advance registration is required. To register, please contact the education department at (405) 325-1008 or visit our website at SamNobleMuseum.ou.edu/summer-explorers. Participants are required to bring any forms sent via confirmation email on or before the first day of the program.
Each youth participant will receive one Summer Explorers T-shirt each summer. The T-shirt will feature artwork from the cover of the summer flier and is included with registration. Please indicate your size when you call to register. Note: Family and 4-year-old program prices do not include a T-shirt for participants.
Limited financial assistance is available for families who qualify. To apply, please submit a copy of your free or reduced lunch award letter to the education department. Scholarship requests must be made by May 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Fax: (405) 325-4436 / Address: 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK, 73072, Attn: Education
These classes will take place in the best classroom of all: the great outdoors! We will meet at the museum and travel in vans to local parks. Booster seats are provided for children eight and under, and are available for children over age eight upon request of parents/guardians. Participants should dress to get wet and must bring a water bottle.
These classes will stay on-site exploring the amazing galleries, collections and outdoor spaces at the museum!
Full Day Camps
Full day camps can be attended all day or exclusively in the morning. The half day option is offered at a discounted price and has limited availability. Participants must bring a water bottle, lunch and snack for each day of camp. Full day camps take place on-site and do not leave museum grounds. Participants should dress for outdoor activities and wear sunscreen.
Extended care is offered for full day camps. Drop-off and pick-up between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional fee of $50 per week. Pick-up after 4:30 p.m. will result in an extended care fee for the week. Note: Pick-up after the extended care end-time will result in a late fee of $1 per minute.
Refunds and Cancellations
Cancellations must be received 10 business days prior to the start of the program for a refund. If the program is cancelled by the museum, you will receive notice prior to the starting date and a full refund will be issued.
All programs (including extended care) with low enrollment will be cancelled 6 business days prior to the first day of the the program.