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

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Great Day at a Museum

We took our grand daughters here - ages five and nine and they really enjoyed it. The museum is pristine and all the displays are wonderful. They loved the Indian dancers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Yukon, OK
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Yukon, OK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our grand daughters here - ages five and nine and they really enjoyed it. The museum is pristine and all the displays are wonderful. They loved the Indian dancers performance that day, they had never seen dancers before. This is a great way to spend a couple of hours, just make sure you have time to go check... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the SNOMNH since before it was located in the current building. It is a great natural history museum, and I've been to many. The skeletons which show the history of life are well-displayed and in a thoughtful progression--really great exhibit that both kids and adults love. The Discovery Room is fun for smaller children. There... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great science museum with some great information for every age. A real treasure and really an inexpensive outing for the family. Our kids loved this place and now our grandkids do as well. Great facility.

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Thank sdavis3908
Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a place to have a family day off, there is a lot you can see and learn, I loved the big dinosaur :)

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Thank bravedexter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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Thank terrim40
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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Thank mmalzate
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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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Thank Marshall Megan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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 7 February 2017

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 6 February 2017

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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