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July 13, 2013

Sam Noble Museum offers free entry

NORMAN — On Tuesday, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will offer complimentary admission, thanks to a gift from Chesapeake Energy Corp.

During a visit to the museum, visitors may sign up for Summer Explorers, week-long discovery-based programs offered through August for children ages 4 to 14. These programs allow participants to experience science first-hand through field investigations and real museum specimens.

Currently on exhibit at the museum is “Beautiful Beasts: The Unseen Life of Oklahoma Spiders and Insects,” featuring larger-than-life photographs of Oklahoma’s smallest creatures, and “Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct,” displaying sketches and paintings of some of the world’s most magnificent animals. Both exhibits will be on display through Sept. 8.

Additionally, visitors can enjoy the Discovery Room, a hands-on exhibit space designed for exploration of museum objects in a stimulating and fun environment. Discover objects housed in the collection drawers, complete a series of tabletop activities, excavate dinosaur bones or simply examine the many wonders displayed in the room. All programs offered in the Discovery Room are free with museum admission.

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus at Timberdell Road and Chautauqua Avenue. Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by calling 325-4712 or at www.snomnh.ou.edu. 

Regular admission to museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and up, and $3 for youth ages 6 to 17. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free.

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