Field Trip Reservations
Call the museum Education Department at (405) 325-1008
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to
schedule your visit. We recommend that you make reservations for
Discovery Room sessions and educational programs at least two weeks
in advance of your visit.
You can now use the online request form to schedule educational programs by using the link
below. Simply fill
out the online form to begin your application process. Engaging
your class in natural history at the Sam Noble Museum
has never been easier!
School-year field trip request
Summer-season field trip request
Please remember that the online request form is a request form. It does not guarantee your placement in the program(s) of your choice. We will provide you with a confirmation letter once your reservation is confirmed.
Note that regular admission fees and program fees apply for
school groups visiting on "Free First Mondays."
The museum education department offers a variety of hands-on programs for every grade level. Visit our Educational Programs page to see full descriptions, or click here to view our Educator's Guide, "Resources for Schools."
School groups receive a discounted admission rate when reservations are made with the museum Education Department in advance of the visit. Admission fees do not include Discovery Room sessions or educational programs.
"Groupon" pre-paid tickets may not be used to pay for school or daycare group visits or for adult chaperone admission.
Pioneer and Metro Libraries Summer Reading Program coupons for free child or teen admission may not be used to pay for school or daycare group visits.
|Child, PreK – Kindergarten
|Youth, Grades 1 -12
|Adult chaperone (1 for every 5 students)
New This Year!
The Sam Noble Museum is now an approved destination for field trips funded by the Oklahoma Energy
Resources Board (OERB). Looking for funding to cover the cost of your field trip? Target stores
offer grants to cover school field trips, registration opens August 1, 2011.
Payment for the entire group, including admission and programs, is expected upon arrival at the museum and may be made by purchase order, school check, credit card or cash.
Adult chaperones receive free admission to the museum and programs in exchange for their active supervision of all students. The museum requires one adult chaperone to every five students, grades Pre-K through 6, and one adult chaperone to every ten students grades 7 through 12. Extra adults will receive a reduced group-admission price of $4 per person.
Outdoor facilities are available on the museum grounds where school groups may eat sack lunches. The Redbud Café, located inside the museum, can accommodate groups under 25 that order box lunches at least five business days in advance. To order box lunches for your group, please call the Redbud Café at (405) 325-8454.
There are no indoor areas at the museum for groups with sack lunches.
Groups also may wish to visit Reaves Park and the Kidspace play area (located approximately four blocks east of the museum) for a lunchtime break, or other Norman parks. For more information call Norman Parks and Recreation at (405) 366-5472.
Other Options for lunch include:
- Jacobson House Foundation offers indoor and outdoor seating for groups of 30 students or less who have sack lunches. Advance reservations may be made by contacting Jacobson House at (405) 366-1667.
- Couch Cafeteria in the dorms on the OU campus is available for groups who
want to buy lunch (no sack lunches). This is a great way to introduce high
school students to the university atmosphere. Advance reservations are required
and may be made by calling (405) 325-5185.
Excavations: The Museum Store
The museum store offers a wide selection of T-shirts, books, toys and jewelry with many items priced under $5. The museum store requires one adult chaperone to every five students.