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Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

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Address: 2401 Chautauqua Ave., University of Oklahoma South Campus, Norman, OK 73072-7029
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+1 405-325-4712
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13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Love the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Fun for kids of all ages. Our grandson is crazy about science and loves to go there. we have been there several times... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Fun for kids of all ages. Our grandson is crazy about science and loves to go there. we have been there several times. There is an entire section on dinosaurs and another one on local Indian Tribe history.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a wonderful family destination. In addition to the exhibits, the museum offers a behind the scene tour for members, science camps for children and youth, native american languages activities, volunteer opportunities, and the architecture is so beautiful people rent it for special events.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Best option to see some dinosaur bones, and learn about natural history in the OKC metro area. Make sure you don't leave before checking out the hands-on discovery/learning center on the first floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, better just call it the "SAM" is a hidden treasure that is well worth seeking out. WIth the collection of the old Stovall Museum supplemented and updated with modern archaeological finds, excellent dioramas and traveling exhibits that periodically change you're missing out if you don't schedule a trip to the Sam. Also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family toured the museum during winter holiday so the facility was not crowded at all. Having lived my whole life far away from the midwest, I'd had no exposure to this art before. I connected with the tradition and loss expressed in the paintings displayed. There was a little kids' room if you're traveling with kids 8 and under... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum displays alot of wonderful exhibits. The dinosaur exhibits are extremely nice and they have plenty to see. The place is small and doesn't take alot of time but is well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is the largest University Natural History Museum in the World. As if the arranged life-size -2 story dinosaurs on exhibit weren't impressive enough, this museum also houses a part of a dinosaur found in Oklahoma known to be the largest in the World.Be sure to ride the Dinovator up the Belly of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with 4 kids ages 13, 10, 7, and 4. It was a pretty good museum with some interactive parts for kids. The discovery room was pretty cool where the kids could put hands on some different things. It doesn't take that long to move through the museum unless you are going to read every single item. I think... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the south side of the University of Oklahoma, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is a center of culture in the greater Oklahoma City area. It is on par with some of the finest Natural History Museums in the country. The staff of the museum are excellent and very enthusiatic abou their work. This is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told about this museum that is located on the grounds of Oklahoma University when we were visiting the on campus National Weather service office. Amazing array of items that were unearthed mostly in Oklahoma. Very informative displays.

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