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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: 405-325-4712
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Top Notch Natural History Museum in Norman

In southern Norman, the Natural History Museum is a first class museum. Oklahoma not only has some greatly museums but this is one of them. Different parts of the museum will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In southern Norman, the Natural History Museum is a first class museum. Oklahoma not only has some greatly museums but this is one of them. Different parts of the museum will attract different interests but it is well worth a look.

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Norman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sam Noble Museum is one of our favorite spots to go when visiting Norman Oklahoma. The kids love it and it keeps us entertained for hours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

.....my granddaughter stopped in to take a quick look-see and spent quite a bit of time. She is only 8 and was fascinated with the collection as she is quite the little artist and study. We will definitely make a planned trip to spend more time as she still asks about returning.

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Thank Teresa C
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time my wife and I take our little ones here, we always find new sections of interest for everyone. The museum can definitely house/display more artifacts and pieces of interest since they have so much space! However, the wide open areas do feel nice. Staff there are always nice and very knowledgeable volunteers help make each visit a treat... More 

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Thank Shan2806
Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my granddaughters to visit, and they had a great time. Lots of guides in different places to answer any questions. There are some hands on exhibits, and they loved shopping in the gift shop before we left.

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Thank OklahomaMissy
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is excellent! Very well put together and tells the story of Oklahoma in prehistoric times, even before the dinosaurs and during the different mass extinctions. It also covers the Native American peoples of the area. We enjoyed our visit. It took us about an hour and a half, but we didn't rad everything so it may take longer... More 

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Deer Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is great for all ages. You can get immersed as much as you want and the size is perfect. There is a lot to see and learn about but it is not too huge like some of the museums we have in Chicago. Dedicate at least three hours so you do the museum justice. The museum is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed looking at the collection of fossils and seeing the realistic replica of the world's largest snake called "Titanoboa". The museum had this 48-foot long snake replica that they believe weighs an estimated 1 1/2 tons. Scientists believe the snake which is related to modern boa constrictors thrived in a hot tropical climate 60 million years ago, but that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great size museum in Norman, Oklahoma. I went there with my niece to find research on evolution for a school paper. It's divided into two parts, the right side is about plants, animals, even large dinosaur skeletons. Then, the left hand side is all about Indians and how they migrated and their life styles. It's very thorough and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well designed and managed museum. Great evolving exhibition as well as standards. Unexpected big city style in small town. Good value. Excellent events throughout the year.

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