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7-4-2014 - 1-4-2015

Formed in Stone: The Natural Beauty of Fossils

Fossils are scientifically important as the record of extinct life on Earth, and can take us back more than two billion years into the past. They show us how the biological world has changed and help us understand the evolutionary history of life. You don't have to be a scientist to appreciate the wonder of fossils. They have a subtle beauty in the geometry of their shells that has been honed over time by evolutionary processes. The exhibit will feature high-resolution digital images of specimens from the Invertebrate Paleontology Collection at the Sam Noble Museum that show both the art and science of fossils. Exhibit sponsored by Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores.

Exhibits

9-9-2014 - 10-9-2014

Spike’s Club: Amazing Animals

From the rare and strange, to the colorful and cuddly, animals come in all shapes and sizes. We’ll discover the wildest creatures on earth and explore how animals use their senses to survive all sorts of amazing places! Each session meets once a week for five weeks and focuses on investigating our natural world through science. Students explore our galleries, study museum objects from our collections, play games, get creative with craft and science projects…. And have fun! Participants will receive a special Spike’s Club T-shirt (one shirt per school year). Juniors Session (Grades 1 & 2): Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7 Seniors Session (Grades 3 to 5): Thursdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2, 9 4 to 6 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Cost is $40 members, $50 non-members. Sponsored by Fowler Auto Group, Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust. Registration begins July 7 for members, July 21 for non-members.

Kids and Family

9-13-2014 - 1-19-2015

RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species

“Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species” includes well-known endangered species like bald eagles and sea turtles, but it also spotlights more unfamiliar species including the Delhi Sands flower-loving fly and the Higgins eye mussel. In addition to highlighting those species most in danger, the exhibition also celebrates endangered species making a comeback including the gray wolf and the American alligator, which have both rebounded from the verge of extinction. The exhibition is based on Joel Sartore’s book by the same title, which, like the exhibition, organizes the featured species by number of living populations remaining. Exhibit sponsored by Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores.

Exhibits

9-19-2014 - 9-20-2014

Invertebrate Fossil Field Trip for Adults

The Sam Noble Museum invites you to join invertebrate paleontology curator Dr. Steve Westrop for an exciting journey into Oklahoma’s Paleozoic past. Explore life in Oklahoma’s ancient oceans on Friday evening with a close-up look at some of the museum’s finest invertebrate specimens. On Saturday morning, we will depart from the museum at 9 a.m. and travel in university vans to the site where you will find a variety of marine fossils that you can take home. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, comfortable shoes and plenty of water. This field trip is for adults only. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Cost is $60 members, $70 non-members. Sponsored by Fowler Auto Group, Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust. Registration begins Aug. 4 for members, Aug. 18 for non-members.

Adult Programs

9-19-2014

A Scientific Revolution: The Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes

Astronomy is going through a scientific revolution, responding to a flood of data from the Hubble Space Telescope, other space missions, large telescopes on the ground and super-computer simulations. In this talk, Jonathan Gardner, Chief of the Observational Cosmology Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Deputy Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope will discuss some of the most important astronomical discoveries of the last 20 years, and the role that space telescopes have played in those discoveries. Complimentary admission.

7:30 pm -

Lectures

9-27-2014

Family Workshop: Walk on the Wild Side!

Get your hands and feet dirty as we discover and identify native Oklahoma animal tracks! We’ll begin our adventure at the museum as we explore the way animals move and what kinds of tracks we might encounter. Then we’ll caravan to a nearby park to begin the search! This event is for children 6 and up with an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Cost is $20 members, $30 non-members. Prices include one adult and one child. Each additional person: members $10; non-members $15. Sponsored by Fowler Auto Group, Arvest Bank and Republic Bank & Trust. Registration begins Aug. 4 for members, Aug. 18 for non-members.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kids and Family

9-27-2014

Museum Day LIVE

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free. The Museum Day Live! Ticket provides free admission for two people. Visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ for a listing.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

9-28-2014

Science in Action & Object I.D. Day

Many people find and collect objects that they recognize, but can’t identify. Could it be a rock or a fossil? A piece of mammoth tusk or a mineral? Bring in your natural history objects to be identified! Enjoy this FREE, family-friendly, science packed day of discovery and fun featuring demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Redbud Café will be open during the event. Complimentary admission.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

10-1-2014 - 10-31-2014

Teacher Appreciation Month

Complimentary admission is offered to all teachers and their families through the month of October in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month! Excavations will offer 15 percent off total purchases for all teachers.

10-1-2014 - 10-31-2014

Family Fall Special

Throughout the month of October the museum is offering Family Memberships at a discounted rate of $35!

Kids and Family