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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great mix of exhibits and hands-on areas

Great small dinosaur exhibit with hands-on areas...the Native American exhibit upstairs is excellent.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2015
Jennifer M
Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Great small dinosaur exhibit with hands-on areas...the Native American exhibit upstairs is excellent.

Thank Jennifer M
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is a great museum for an overview of the tremendous diversity found in Oklahoma. It is located on the far edge of the university, but is next door to the law school. A campus bus runs at least a few blocks from here, but not sure whether it comes directly to the museum.

Thank Lois A
oklahoma city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I've had the opportunity to visit the museum on several occasions with my now ten year old son. Often we are there for scouting programs which are fabulous. The exhibits are fantastic and the docents are extremely helpful. They have a nice gift shop and the best part is the cost. The last time I was there it was only... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We absolutely loved this museum. Interesting exhibits. I especially loved the dinosaur exhibit. It was fun to touch a bison hide. Also liked the native American exhibit and the animal displays. It is a fun place for the entire family. Something for everyone. Their gift shop has beautiful pieces. You can visit the gift shop without an admission fee.

Thank Jola O
Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

A good place to drag the odd grandkid or two. During summer the air conditioning alone is worth the price of admission.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

On the campus of the University of Oklahoma, this wonderful museum gives a great account of the natural history connected to the region as well as a detailed exhibition of the native peoples of the state. The dinosaur reconstructions are phenomenal and there is also an area that our 15-month old daughter enjoyed. With a toddler, our time was more... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

you will find hear, very interesting display of animals that were here some 530 million years ago to present, presented in outstanding exhibits and native American artifacts. Not to be missed, visited twice this last week, docents available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

For years the University and state of Oklahoma had a remarkable collection that was stored in what were little more than leaky storage sheds. Now the collection has an impressive and suitable home. The standout exhibit is the Hall of Ancient Life, which includes the largest ceratopsian ('horn face") skull ever found (along with the rest of the dinosaur), the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We paid $35 for a family pass. It's a little far from my home, but worth the money. Also, the daily rates ate very reasonable as well.

Thank S T
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Great place to see a child's eyes light up. You can almost see the wheels turning in their little heads when they are inspired by what they are learning.

Thank josephlupp

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