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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
Phone Number:
+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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We've gone when our boys were toddlers and they enjoyed it. We've recently went again (they are 6 & 9 now). Both of them had a blast. My husband and I enjoy the history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Seguin, Texas
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Seguin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've gone when our boys were toddlers and they enjoyed it. We've recently went again (they are 6 & 9 now). Both of them had a blast. My husband and I enjoy the history.

Thank JanMCavazos
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Sam Noble Museum since 1975, even before they moved to their new facility. It is remarkable to have this quality of museum in your own backyard. The dinosaur displays are remarkable with some of the specimen being largest specimens of their species. Many of the exhibits are interactive and give your children an opportunity explore the... More 

Thank pepperwilliams
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went late in the day because it t was the last day of the earthquake exhibit and we thought it might be interesting. This exhibit was very small and most of the stations either were out of service or just weren't working. We were thoroughly disappointed as were children trying to use the exhibits. The rest of the museum... More 

Thank Bj M
Blair, Oklahoma, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like history be sure to stop here and get an up close visit with a dinosaur. Kids and adults both will enjoy this museum.

Thank Carol S
Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I took my kids (ages 15 and 6) because I knew my 6-year-old would absolutely LOVE seeing the dinosaur, but I was unprepared for how much I loved it also! Super informative, the dinosaur fossils are up close and personal, and I also really loved the exhibit on the Native people of Oklahoma.

Thank mamaj2010
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

this is such a nice museum, something you definitely shouldn't miss if you are in Norman. wonderful exhibits.

Thank Kim R
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I visited this museum with my sister who lives in the area. They offer free visits if you are a military veteran which I am. We spent 3 hours reading and looking at all the displays. The dinosaur exhibits were fascinating and we were told by one of the museum volunteers that the majority of exhibits were from archaeological digs... More 

Thank alexandrias231
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely museum with so much to do. The museum itself was very clean and well maintained. The exibits were large and there was something to interest everyone. Whether it was the giant dino skeletons or earthquake simulator there's something for everyone here. A large gift shop with very friendly staff and reasonable prices.

Thank Cain N
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Sam Noble Museum of Natural history is a must see if you are in Norman Oklahoma or passing thru Norman. The museum is located on the south campus of the University of Oklahoma... just across the street from Barry Switzer's house. The museum is great for kids and for adults with all of the exhibits and the traveling gallery.... More 

Thank John F
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We are supporting members of this excellent community resource. Educational opportunities for all ages. Audubon Society also meets here on the second Thursday of the month during the fall and winter months. They also have a wonderful gift store which provides wonderful Christmas gifts for friends and family. Try it you'll like it.

Thank GoLindaGo

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