Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman

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  • August 9, 2017
    This museum is great for adults and children alike! It is stroller accessible and also has an elevator which is great when you have small children! The exhibits are remarkable and we got turned around...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Adults and children LOVE this museum! We take our grandchildren regularly because the exhibits change!! But ALL the kids have to take a photo lying on the floor under the huge mammoth's foot!!!  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    This is a superb museum. I was on a school trip with several sixth graders. This museum kept the kids highly engaged the whole time. The museum details the diversity of Oklahoma's past. From prehistor...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Our boys enjoyed the exhibits. Disappointed with the way the patrons were treated at closing time. There were approx. 5 other families in addition to ours finishing up, yet we received multiple pointed looks from staff as they checked their watches then stared at us. This started about 4:40 p.m. Then we were shut in the gift shop at 4:50 because they were closing. Closing time is posted as 5 p.m. We were not trying to take advantage of their time, however when a family has paid admission & their children are finishing up, most well respected learning facilities will allow patrons to finish before running them out the door, especially if they will be spending more money to support their foundation. Sad to say that this is not the case at the Sam Noble Museum. We had already decided to return to Norman and visit the museum so our boys could finish the exhibits and were planning to make several purchases in the gift shop. We will likely return to see the exhibits, but I will NOT purchase anything in the gift shop to support them further. I will make my purchases elsewhere. Hate that I will give them more business at all, but it's about my boys' learning, not supporting that facility.
  • July 4, 2017
    Awesome museum full of Oklahoma's rich Natural History... and DINOSAURS! This is an excellent, kid friendly (tons of stuff that encourages interaction), wonderfully laid out collection.
  • May 2, 2017
    The museum has a great selection of exhibits that will interest visitors of all ages. The galleries are great to just walk through and look, and the exhibits have a great deal of detail for those that want to take the time to read. There are often very friendly docents that are happy to take the time to show you more fossils and give you a short verbal tour of a particular area. The dinosaur and native american tribe galleries are fantastic!
  • May 2, 2017
    Great exhibits and a wonderful place to learn. The museum had a good emphasis on Oklahoma, but also had some great dinosaur skeletons to look over. Wasn't too crowded, just right. Loved it!
  • May 27, 2017
    Pretty cool place to visit and great for toddlers to walk through and enjoy some of the set ups. I also love that there's a play area specifically for kids!

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