NORMAN — Following guidelines issued by the University of Oklahoma, the state of Oklahoma and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Sam Noble Museum will reopen to the general public starting Tuesday Aug. 11.
The museum will have limited days and hours of operation from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The museum will be closed to all visitors from noon to 2 p.m. for cleaning.
Per OU policy and the City of Norman mandate, all visitors ages 3 and older must wear a mask to enter the museum. Museum staff will also be wearing masks to ensure all visitors have a safe museum experience.
All visitors must reserve their tickets in advance by using the online ticketing system or by calling the Visitor Services department at (405) 325-7977. One-and-a-half hour time slots have been created from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to noon, 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. A limited number of visitors per time slot will be allowed in the museum. Visitors will be able to select their preferred day and time slot, pending availability.
The first time slot from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays is reserved for visitors considered to be a part of a vulnerable population.
Guests receiving free admission as museum members, active military, veterans or OU students must still make an advance reservation either online or by calling the Visitor Services department, and present a valid I.D. when they arrive at the museum. Complimentary guest passes may be used by calling the Visitor Services department to make a reservation.
For more information on the Sam Noble Museum’s reopening policies and procedures and for the most up-to-date information, visit samnoblemuseum.ou.edu.