The Sam Noble Museum will now be open from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Advance reservations are still required for all visitors, including those eligible for free admission such as museum members, OU students, active duty military and veterans. To reserve a ticket online, click here. For more information on our updated hours of operation and to better plan your visit, click here. To make a reservation over the phone, please contact our Visitor Services department at (405) 325-7977.
The Sam Noble Museum will reopen to museum members on Tuesday Aug. 4, Thursday Aug. 6 and Saturday Aug. 8. The museum will reopen to the general public starting Tuesday Aug. 11. Advance reservations are required for all visitors, including those eligible for free admission such as museum members, OU students, active duty military and veterans. To reserve a ticket online, click here. For more information on our updated hours of operation and to better plan your visit, click here. To make a reservation over the phone, please contact our Visitor Services department at (405) 325-7977.
The Sam Noble Museum will remain closed to the public through July 31. Out of an abundance of caution and care for our community, the University of Oklahoma has announced the decision to extend the suspension of all in-person events on all three campuses through at least July 31. This covers both university-sponsored and third-party events, and extends to general admission to the museum. In addition, all summer programming for the museum has been canceled. This includes Summer Explorers Camps and outreach programs like ExplorOlogy. If you have questions regarding refunds or rescheduling a group or event, please contact 405-325-1008.
The Sam Noble Museum will remain closed to the public through May 11. Following guidance issued by the University of Oklahoma regarding COVID-19, all spring programming has been canceled. This includes the Family Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip, Scout programs and Adults Only Night. If you have previously registered for one of those programs, someone from the museum will be in contact with you. Please continue checking this page for additional and ongoing updates.
Starting Saturday, March 14, the Sam Noble Museum will be closed to the public. The closure runs through Sunday, April 5. All programs and events during this time period have been canceled or postponed. Program registrants will receive an email with more information.
This closure correlates with the University of Oklahoma’s response and precautions to COVID-19. Ongoing and additional updates will be added to this page.
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for its guests, staff, and volunteers. Learn more about these efforts, as well as our response to COVID-19.
Health and Safety
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History takes the health and safety of guests, staff, and volunteers seriously. Our security team is trained in safety precautions and protocols for situations including severe weather, tornadoes, and fire, and is certified in first aid and CPR. In the event of severe weather, the nearest designated storm shelter is the basement in the College of Law. The museum’s auditorium and first floor restrooms also serve as tornado shelters for museum guests, staff, and volunteers.
The museum is cleaned throughout the day, every day, by our custodial staff. This includes bathrooms, counters, tables, chairs, floors, and exhibits. Every surface that guests, staff, or volunteers may come in contact with is disinfected and sanitized on a daily basis.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 is currently a dominant topic in the news. The museum’s administration is monitoring the situation and will take its lead from the University of Oklahoma. Updated information and recommendations may be found at: The University of Oklahoma Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates and Resources, Centers for Disease Control and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Should museum hours or programming change, those changes will be communicated through the museum website, e-mail, and social media.