Summer Explorers

The Sam Noble Museum offers a variety of summer discovery-based programs, offered from June through July, for children ages 4 to 14. These programs allow participants to experience science first-hand through outdoor field investigations and real museum specimens.

Registration begins January 12 for Members; January 26 for Non-members

Age 4 with an Adult
Member $ 45 / Non-member $ 55

Animal Adventures
July 7, 14, 21 and 28               9:30 to 11 a.m.
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.
Animal Adventures is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Name that Dinosaur
July 9, 16, 23 and 30               9:30 to 11 a.m.
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.
Name that Dinosaur is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Ages 5 to 6
Member $ 60 / Non-member $ 70

Pond Explorers
June 1 - 5                   8 to 10 a.m.
June 15 - 19               2 to 4 p.m.
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.
Pond Explorers is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Cool Critters
June 8 - 12                 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wildlife comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Discover the different kinds of critters that live in our world and search for a new one each day! Cool Critters is an outdoor program.
Cool Critters is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Bugs and Slugs
June 22 - 26               2 to 4 p.m.
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.
Bugs and Slugs is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Dinosaur Detectives
July 6 - 10                  3 to 5 p.m.
July 27 - 31                12 to 2 p.m.
Are you on the hunt for fossils? Explore fossils of all shapes and sizes as we investigate some dinosaurs and their relatives, just like paleontologists do! Dinosaur Detectives is an indoor program.
Dinosaur Detectives is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Animal Babies
July 13 - 17                12 to 2 p.m.
Get ready to grow up wild! Learn about your favorite baby animals and the different ways they survive. Animal Babies is an indoor program.
Animal Babies is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Rain or Shine
July 20 - 24                12 to 2 p.m.
Do you know what a cloud is made of or where rainbows come from? We will explore different types of weather every day and have a chance to create some weather inspired crafts to take home! Rain or Shine is an indoor program.
Rain or Shine is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Ages 7 to 8
Member $ 60 / Non-member $ 70

Slime & Scales I
June 1 - 5                   11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 8 - 12                 2 to 4 p.m.
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.
Slime & Scales I is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Wild Wonders
June 15 - 19               11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.
Wild Wonders is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Creepy Crawlies
June 22 - 26               8 to 10 a.m.
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.
Creepy Crawlies is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Animal Artist
July 6 - 10                  12 to 2 p.m.
Are you an artist? Animals come in a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns – we’ll use them as our inspiration to explore the natural world through painting, drawing, sculpting and more! Animal Artist is an indoor program.
Animal Artist is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Cool Cretaceous Creatures
July 13 - 17                3 to 5 p.m.
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.
Cool Cretaceous Creatures is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Weird & Wacky Science
July 27 - 31                3 to 5 p.m.
We’ll create concoctions, make gooey ooze and try out exciting experiments! Join us as we see what happens when science gets wacky! Weird & Wacky Science is an indoor program.
Weird & Wacky Science is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Ages 9 to 11
Member $ 60 / Non-member $ 70

Get Lost
June 1 - 5                   2 to 4 pm.
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.
Get Lost is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Slime & Scales II
June 15 - 19               8 to 10 a.m.
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.
Slime & Scales II is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Think Fast!
June 22 - 26               11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What would you do if you found yourself stranded on an island, in charge of building a space colony on Mars or trying to survive a zombie horde? We’ll use science, creative thinking and teamwork to try out solutions to some challenging (and humorous) scenarios. Come ready to have fun and … think fast! Think Fast! is an indoor and outdoor program.
Think Fast! is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Art in Nature
July 10, 17, 24 and 31             8:30 to 11 a.m.
Bring your imagination to the museum and get ready to create something wild! We’ll explore how to create art using natural materials and we’ll use the natural world as our inspiration for some amazing art pieces. Art in Nature is an indoor program.
Art in Nature is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Dig It!
July 20 - 24                3 to 5 p.m.
Don’t be afraid to get dirty as we dig into the sciences of archaeology, paleontology and geology! Uncover amazing fossils and treasures as we practice the techniques scientists use to find them. Can you dig it? Dig It! is an indoor program.
Dig It! is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Ages 12 to 14
Member $ 60 / Non-member $ 70

Life in the Wild
June 8 - 12                 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Discover the way our world works by examining the relationships of plants, animals and humans, just like our museum scientists do. Explore local habitats, conduct research and explore how scientists really work when they are out in the field. Life in the Wild is an outdoor program.
Life in the Wild is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Illustrating the World
July 8, 15, 22 and 29               8 to 11 a.m.
Take art to the next level! Scientific illustrations give us valuable information about the natural world. Explore the techniques and importance of scientific illustration while creating your own drawings. Illustrating the World is an indoor program.
Illustrating the World is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Family, Ages 5+ 
Member $ 20 / Non-member $ 30
Prices include one adult and one child. Each additional person: Member $10 / Nonmember $15

Wild at HeART
June 12                       6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Create a lifelike sculpture of your favorite animal! Join us as we investigate the body shapes of different animals and techniques for working with clay. You’ll explore museum galleries and the temporary exhibit, Audubon and the Art of Birds, to find inspiration and create a unique animal sculpture as a family.
Wild at HeART is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

A Night with Bats
July 17                       8 to 10 p.m.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … mammal? Join us as we discover the amazing life of bats! We will discover the secrets of echolocation, flight and cave homes before travelling by caravan to a local park to encounter these high flying animals!
A Night with Bats is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

A Night at the Museum
July 24                       7 to 9 p.m.
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!
A Night at the Museum is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Scout Badge Workshops
Includes activities and general admission for the scout, badges and pins not included. Each scout must be chaperoned. One adult chaperone may supervise up to five scouts. Attending adults receive complimentary admission.
$ 10 per Scout

Brownie Girl Scouts: Home Scientist
June 29                      1 to 4 p.m.
What does it mean to be a scientist? Join us as we discover the fun and exciting world of science using materials you can find around the house! Brownie scouts will complete all of the requirements to earn the “Home Scientist” badge.
Brownie Girl Scouts: Home Scientist is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitats
June 30                      1 to 4 p.m.
Slimy, fuzzy or spiny, animals come in all shapes and sizes! We’ll explore how animals live and play, while finding out how we can help protect them. Junior Scouts will complete all requirements for the “Animal Habitat” badge.
Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitats is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Cub Scouts: Wildlife Conservation
July 1                         1 to 4 p.m.
Are you wild about wildlife? Join us at the Sam Noble Museum as we explore the lives of the creatures and plants living in our backyard! Cub Scouts will complete requirements for the “Wildlife Conservation” belt loop and pin.
Webelos: Wildlife Conservation is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Webelos: Naturalist
July 2                         1 to 4 p.m.
Become a naturalist! We’ll explore the plants, animals and environments that surround us. Webelos will complete requirements for the “Naturalist” activity pin.
Cub Scouts: Naturalist is sponsored by Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust

Registration begins January 12 for Members; January 26 for Non-members

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