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April 2017

Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair

April 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Join us for the 15th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair, April 3 - 4, 2017. The theme for the 2017 Fair is “My Words Have Spirit,” based on poster art submissions from the previous year.  The 15th anniversary is a milestone and recognizes the hard work and dedication of students, teachers, second-language speakers and all those who have played a role in the Fair over the course of the last 15 years.

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Free First Monday For Kids

April 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Enjoy complimentary admission to the museum for children 17 and under. General museum admission applies to visitors 18 and over. Please note that regular admission rates and program rates apply only to school groups scheduling educational programs on Free First Mondays for Kids.

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Spike's Club: Bugging Out

April 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

Discover insects of all shapes and sizes with us and explore our new “Ugly Bugs” temporary exhibit!

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Eggstravaganza

April 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Join us for a spring party of Jurassic proportions during the Sam Noble Museum’s annual spring celebration, Eggstravaganza. Families and children are invited to pose for pictures with the celebratory bunny and participate in a variety of indoor activities include the famous Dino Prize Walk, face painting, crafts and Discovery Tables to explore museum specimens. Outdoor activities include an egg hunt and games. BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) and join in the fun. Complimentary admission.

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Wolf Cub Scouts "Digging in the Past" Workshop

April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Wolf Cub Scouts graphic

Dive into the wonderful world of dinosaurs! We’ll identify, create and dig for fossils in this prehistoric adventure. Wolf Scouts will complete all the requirements for the “Digging in the Past” adventure loop.

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Caddo Festival

April 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

Join the Metro Caddo Cultural Club for the Caddo Festival at the Sam Noble Museum 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 15 for a day of Caddo dances, an art show and more!    The event and museum admission are complimentary for all visitors.  11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Pleistocene PlazaCaddo Art Show Featured work by Jeri Redcorn, Yonavea Hawkins, Melissa Moore, Chase Kahwinhut Earles, Wayne TaySha Earles and Chad Nish Earles.  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Robert S. Kerr AuditoriumSymposium:…

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Webelos Scouts "Into the Woods" Workshop

April 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Webelos Cub Scouts graphic

Is it easy being green? Join us as we explore what types of trees are found in Oklahoma and how trees are beneficial to their ecosystems. Webelos will complete all the requirements to earn the “Adventures in Science” Webelos/AOL elective adventure pin.

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Senior Girl Scout "Sky" Workshop

April 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Seniors

Set your eye to the sky! Join us as we discover the layers of the atmosphere, the science of flight and more. We will top it all off with an up-close look of the night sky through telescopes! Senior scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Sky” badge.

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OU Staff Week

April 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 28, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
OU flagpole

Complimentary admission to OU staff with an OU ID. 

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Family Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip

April 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - April 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Fossil Field Trips

The Sam Noble Museum invites you to join invertebrate paleontology curator Steve Westrop, Ph.D., for an exciting journey into Oklahoma’s Paleozoic past. Explore life in Oklahoma’s ancient oceans on Friday evening with a close-up look at some of the museum’s finest invertebrate specimens. On Saturday morning, we will depart from the museum at 9 a.m. and travel in university vans to the site where you will find a variety of marine fossils that you can take home. Bring a sack…

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Sooner Saturday

April 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Sooner Saturday 2016

During this annual event, OU will host information sessions, campus tours, open houses, housing tours and more for high school juniors and their families who might be interested in enrolling at OU. Free admission all day for participating high school students and their parents.

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May 2017

Free First Monday For Kids

May 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Enjoy complimentary admission to the museum for children 17 and under. General museum admission applies to visitors 18 and over. Please note that regular admission rates and program rates apply only to school groups scheduling educational programs on Free First Mondays for Kids.

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Spike's Club: May the Fourth Be With You

May 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
spikes club

What do catapults, pod racers and the Death Star have in common? They all use the force! Join us in a galaxy far, far away and explore the forces around us.

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Basket Weaving!

May 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
roots of wisdom

Explore the art of weaving and create your own Cherokee round reed basket! Dive into the history, the materials and the basket basics. Next, weave away and make a Cherokee round reed basket to take home. This event is for children 5 and up with an adult. Space is limited and advance registration is required.   

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Mother's Day

May 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States

The museum offers complimentary admission to all mothers on this day.

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Kids’ Day with a Scanning Electron Microscope

May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Ugly Bugs!

Session 1: 9 a.m. to noon and Session 2: 1 to 4 p.m. Don’t miss Kids’ Day with a Scanning Electron Microscope! Kids’ Day is an event organized by the Oklahoma Microscopy Society and hosted at the Sam Noble Museum. With the same exciting focus as the Society's annual Ugly Bug Contest, this program allows families to operate an actual scanning electron microscope to image the ugliest bug they can find. This event is for children 5 and up with an adult.…

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June 2017

Name That Dinosaur

June 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

How many dinosaurs can you name? Discover what ancient creatures roamed Oklahoma through games, songs, crafts and lots of fun for you and your little one! Name that Dinosaur is an indoor program for children age 4. 

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Pond Explorers

June 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Get your feet wet! Find out what is living in the water as we explore different ponds around Norman. Pond Explorers is an outdoor program for children ages 5 to 6.

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Free First Monday For Kids

June 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Free First Monday for Kids graphic

Enjoy complimentary admission to the museum for children 17 and under. General museum admission applies to visitors 18 and over. Please note that regular admission rates and program rates apply only to school groups scheduling educational programs on Free First Mondays for Kids.

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Wild Wonders

June 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Have you ever thought about how many wild and wonderful animals are right in your backyard? We’ll explore different habitats to discover what kinds of wild wonders are living all around us! Wild Wonders is an outdoor program for children ages 7 to 8. 

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Stream Sleuths

June 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - June 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Are you crazy about creeks? Have you ever wondered what water looks like under a microscope or what bugs can tell you about a stream? We will use our detective skills to solve the mysteries of Norman’s streams. Stream Sleuths is an indoor and outdoor program for children ages 9 to 11.

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Down in the Dirt

June 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Be a soil scientist! Explore the world under our feet and find out why life underground is so sweet! Join us as we dig the day away and explore worms, insects, snails and the difference between dirt and soil. Down in the Dirt is an outdoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Bugs and Slugs

June 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

They’re in the air, in the water and even under your feet! Get ready to get dirty as we burrow into Norman parks for everything that’s creepy, crawly and cool! Bugs and Slugs is an outdoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Get Lost

June 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - June 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Would you know what to do if you got lost? Be prepared to get down and dirty as we learn to use a compass, build a fire and search for shelter. Get Lost is an outdoor program for children ages 9 to 11.

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Across the Universe

June 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

It’s a bird … It’s a plane … It’s a giant fireball burning up in Earth’s atmosphere! Join us as we explore comets, asteroids, meteors and more. Finish off the night and show off your astronomy skills as we venture into our “Great Balls of Fire” exhibit for a special game. Join us for a night of fun that is sure to leave an impact!

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Father's Day

June 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Father's Day

The museum offers complimentary admission to all fathers on this day.

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Nature Explorers

June 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Do you know what’s living in our local parks, ponds and streams? Join us as we explore parks in Norman to search for plants and animals of every color, size and shape. Nature Explorers is an outdoor program.

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Slime and Scales II

June 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Explore the daily lives of reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitats. We’ll learn how to safely catch and handle these interesting animals, plus how and why we should protect them. Slime and Scales II is an outdoor program for children ages 9 to 11.

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Slime and Scales I

June 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - June 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Spot a slippery salamander or touch a tiny turtle! We’ll study scaly and slimy animals in their natural habitat and learn how to safely catch and handle them. Slime and Scales I is an outdoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Library Day

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Library Day 2016

Complimentary admission to the museum with valid library card.

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Cool Critters

June 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Wildlife comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Discover the different kinds of critters that live in the world and search for a new one each day! Cool Critters is an outdoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Creepy Crawlies

June 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Do you like creatures that give others the creepy crawlies? Join us as we study animals that slither, creep and crawl! Creepy Crawlies is an outdoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Herpetology Up Close

June 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Want to learn more about reptiles and amphibians? Join us as we observe things that jump, slither and crawl in the field and explore behind the scenes with our museum herpetology collection. Take an in-depth look at these fascinating animals in this exciting, hands-on class! Herpetology Up Close is an indoor and outdoor program for children ages 12 to 14. 

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July 2017

Animal Adventures

July 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Bugs and birds and bears… oh my! Explore the world of wildlife through games, songs and crafts as you and your little one learn about different types of animals and what makes them special. Animal Adventures is an indoor program for children age 4. 

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Free First Monday For Kids

July 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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Enjoy complimentary admission to the museum for children 17 and under. General museum admission applies to visitors 18 and over. Please note that regular admission rates and program rates apply only to school groups scheduling educational programs on Free First Mondays for Kids.

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Brownie Girl Scout "Inventor" Workshop

July 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Brownie Girl Scouts

Bring your creativity to the museum as we explore new ways to use everyday things! What can you do with a box? How many different ways can you use nature to make music? Learn to think like an inventor and find out! Brownie Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the “Inventor” badge.

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Tiger Cub Scout "Tiger Tales" Workshop

July 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
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The time has come for Tigers to tell terrifically tall tales! Join us as we share stories and activities from different cultures. Tiger Scouts will complete requirements for the “Tiger Tales” adventure loop.

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Junior Girl Scout "Animal Habitats" Workshop

July 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Junior Girl Scouts

Walk on the wild side as we explore the animals all around us. Join us and explore classification, Oklahoma habitats, endangered animals and more! Junior Scouts will complete all requirements for the “Animal Habitats” badge.

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Webelos Scout "Earth Rocks!" Workshop

July 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Webelos Cub Scouts graphic

Become a geologist! We’ll go on a rock hunt, identify minerals and explore geology in action! Webelos will complete requirements for the “Earth Rocks!” adventure pin.

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Wolf Cub Scout "Motor Away" Workshop

July 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Wolf Cub Scouts graphic

Ready, set, go! Discover ways to fly, sail and propel as we “launch” into creating things that move! Wolf Scouts will complete requirements for the “Motor Away” adventure loop.

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Bear Cub Scout "Super Science" Workshop

July 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
Bear Cub Scouts

Calling all scientists! Join us as we explore and experiment with static electricity, color and more! Bear Scouts will complete requirements for the “Super Science” adventure loop.

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Scat: What's That??

July 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

What’s the scoop on animal poop? Why does it happen and why do we study it? Can you really track an animal using what it leaves behind? Join us as we explore the science of scat. Scat: What’s That?? is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Space Cadets

July 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - July 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Calling all astronomers!  Join us for a camp that is out of this world. What is a shooting star? How do rockets get all the way to outer space? Become a space cadet and find out! Space Cadets is an indoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Ologist: Behind the Scenes

July 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - July 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

What really goes on behind the scenes at the museum? We will meet scientists, artists and exhibit developers to find out how they work together to create the exhibits you see when you visit your favorite museums! Ologist: Behind the Scenes is an indoor program for children ages 9 to 11.

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A Night at the Museum

July 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Have you ever wondered what happens in the museum when the doors are locked and the lights go down? Explore and play in the museum with your family in a whole new way…you just might see something you’ve never seen before!

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Creature Features

July 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Why do skunks smell so funky? What makes a vulture vomit? How do butterflies ward off predators? We’ll explore the strange, impressive and totally cool ways that animals defend themselves. Creature Features is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Cool Cretaceous Creatures

July 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - July 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

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. Cool Cretaceous Creatures is an indoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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Animal Babies

July 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - July 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Get ready to grow up wild! Learn about your favorite baby animals and the different ways they survive. Animal Babies is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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A Night with Bats

July 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

What can you discover in the dark? Join us as we explore the amazing life of bats and other nocturnal critters! Bring your blanket and sense of adventure- after a short exploration at the museum we will travel by caravan to a local park to encounter high flying mammals and more!  

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Dinosaur Detectives

July 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Are you on the hunt for fossils? Explore fossils of all shapes and sizes as we investigate dinosaurs and their relatives, just like paleontologists do! Dinosaur Detectives is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6.

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Grossology

July 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - July 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

Are you ready for gross science? We will explore awesome and weird sciences and conduct the coolest, craziest experiments. Join us and become an expert in grossology. Grossology is an indoor program for children ages 5 to 6. 

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Weird and Wacky Science

July 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - July 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sam Noble Museum,
2401 Chatauqua Ave
Norman, OK 73072 United States
summer explorers

We’ll create concoctions, make gooey ooze and try out exciting experiments! Join us as we see what happens when science gets wacky! Weird and Wacky Science is an indoor program for children ages 7 to 8.

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