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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best natural history museum I have ever visited. The exhibits are awesome. The facility is grand. You go from one level to the other in a glass elevator that gives you a great view of one of the huge dinosaurs. There is a small self serve type restaurant, with pretty good food. We didn't go in, but... More 

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Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a gem in Norman. Nestled in the outer boundaries of the OU campus, it houses a fantastic display of various elements of Oklahoma life from the distant past to the current landscape. The dinosaur exhibit is really neat as well as the upstairs display diorama of life size wildlife that can be seen in the area. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the Sam Noble museum. The hall of ancient life with the huge dinosaur skeletons is always a favorite! This museum not only has beautiful and interesting permanent exhibits but also has some great exhibits that travel in. The Discovery room is fun for small children through school age with educational opportunities and many hands on activities. The hall... More 

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Thank Amy B
Noble, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum and it would also be a great place for weddings, birthday parties and other special events. My children love digging for fossils in the kid's play area. The gift shop is nice and full of unique and interesting gifts/souvenirs. There is also a cafe inside that serves snacks, sandwiches and drinks. You can enjoy them... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! If you really wanted to, you could probably breeze through everything in an hour + 1/2 or so, but where's the fun in that? I'd recommend spending at least 3 hrs so you can take your time and enjoy the exhibits, and read some of the cool facts. The staff is knowledgable too and can share... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A definite must visit if your are traveling through Norman. Great for kids and dinosaur lovers of all ages.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my family on June 14,2016 and I was really surprise on how great are the exhibits. Recommend to anyone

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Thank jsestudios
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love visiting museum with granddaughter. She really likes going to the museum. Loves playing in the children's room. She never gets tired of seeing the dinosaurs.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay--I'll start with the caveat that I am from a big city on the East Coast and am used to much larger and more complex museums. Sam Noble is nice but small. I would recommend if you have kids or if you are new to the area and would enjoy a quick primer on local ecology and natural history--but perhaps... More 

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