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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
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Kids love the dinosaurs

Always something to keep kids and grown ups interested. Excellent Native American exhibit. Temporary exhibits are usually pretty good too.

Reviewed 24 April 2016
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Moore, Oklahoma
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Madison, Missouri
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It's a bit high for what you get. I was not impressed. No tour guides. On the plus side it is very clean. The outside is actually more impressive to me. There was 13 of us and it was not busy at all.

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Moore, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Always something to keep kids and grown ups interested. Excellent Native American exhibit. Temporary exhibits are usually pretty good too.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Attended a business event here and got to tour the museum after the dining event. There are some nice exhibits and some that are OK. I am sure it is geared more for children but it was enjoyable for an adult as well.

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Lexington, OK
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The museum is amazing, however, the new exhibit is A MUST SEE! This incredible exhibit actually placed at 6 different venues throughout the University of Oklahoma Campus, the SN is just one of them. There are original texts Galileo First Editions, some signed by him. Hands on exhibits with instruments he used to determine his theories about the cosmos. Hurry--... More 

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Gene Autry, Oklahoma
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Took the whole family from 3 to 65 years old. Love the setup and how the exhibits flow, did not like having to pay extra for a video game exhibit but I guess they have to make money.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We love to spend a few hours here when visiting OU. There are many wonderful exhibits to look at. It's clean and the docents are very helpful and friendly. Easy to find. Great parking. Fun gift shop.

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Most likely my first choice for something to see probably would not have been the Sam Noble Ok. Museum except our son took us there and was I SO wrong. Talk about an modern/innovative Museum--this museum was a rewarding and unique experience. Here are the reasons: #1-very interactive but in unique ways & #2- exhibits are very well done and... More 

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Thank Ron A
Wayne, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival I noticed this absolutely huge building. There was plenty of parking and not very many people there. The price of admission wasn't bad but it didn't include everything they offered that day. I was there with my daughters class and there was some interactive thing that I did not pay for. Even without doing that there was plenty... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We've visited several times and have loved each visit. The exibits are put together very well and include hands on activities for the little ones. Its also a lovely location for receptions and parties.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Thought there would be more dinosaurs, and the dinosaur dig area was pretty lame. Basically brushing sand around with paint brushes. Lots of reading and exhibits that seem more interesting for adults rather than children. Glad we checked it out, but probably won't be back anytime soon.

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