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Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
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2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, Oklahoma, 73072 405-325-4712
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Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History: Exhibits & Science

Located on the University of Oklahoma's campus, this Museum of Natural History is the single largest university museum of its kind in the U.S. This popular OU destination is home to a massive collection of over 10 million objects and artifacts from the region. Founded in 1899, the newest incarnation of the collection opened as the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History on May 1st, 2000 boasting 198,000 square feet of new collections, exhibits, artifacts, libraries, and workshops. The numerous exhibits on display trace the Sooner State's past back more than 4 million years, with plenty of dinosaurs along the way, including the world's largest Apatosaurus skeleton. See where it all begin for Oklahoma's past and present at this top Norman attraction that is perfect for the whole family.



  • Monday-Saturday - 10 am-5 pm
  • Sunday - 1 pm-5 pm   Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day


  • Adults - $8
  • Children 3 and under - FREE
  • Seniors (65+) - $6
  • Military & Family - $1 Discount
  • Children (ages 4-17) - $5
  • OU Students - Free


  • Free First Mondays
  • Scale Tales
  • Preserving Family Treasures
  • Archaeology After Hours
  • Oklahoma Native American Language Fair
  • A Night at the Museum


  • Education
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Guided Tours
  • Workshops
  • Sightseeing
  • Birthday Parties


  • Is there anywhere to eat at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History?

    When you get hungry thinking about how much dinosaurs used to eat, stop by Redbud Café offering up free Wi-Fi, fresh sandwiches, salads, snacks, and coffee. It's open 8:30 am-3 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and 10 am-3 pm on Saturdays.
  • What exhibits can I expect to see?

    Although exhibits change periodically, there are permanent galleries at Sam Noble Museum of Natural History that are always open.  These include the behind-the-scenes focus of Orientation Gallery, dinosaur skeletons galore in the Hall of Ancient Life, immersive dioramas in the Hall of Wonders, American Indian history in the Hall of the People of Oklahoma, global artifacts in the Gallery of World Cultures, and the planet-forming exhibits of the Paleozoic Gallery. Current ones include Titanoboa: Monster Snake, the worlds largest snake weighing 1.5 tons.

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