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Spring Break Escape

10:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday March 19

Engage your senses as you spring into the natural and cultural history of Oklahoma during the Sam Noble Museum’s Spring Break Escape, Monday through Friday, March 18 through 22.


Spring Break Escape offers opportunities for exploration and fun on a budget with daily activities including crafts, auditorium shows, storytelling, scavenger hunts and more, all complimentary with paid museum admission.


Each day is filled with new and exciting adventures. Monday highlights Oklahoma’s wildlife. Learn about and touch real zoo animals and develop awareness for the natural world with the Oklahoma City Zoo, then learn all about birds in an amazing interactive show presented by the Sutton Avian Research Center.


Tuesday is all about bugs! Build and decorate your own bugs, learn where to find butterflies, how to observe and attract them and about butterfly conservation, then explore the collection tables filled with bugs and other specimens.   


On Wednesday, take part in the Mad Science “Wacky Water Show,” featuring eye-popping, jaw-dropping actions that show the perplexing properties of water. Discover crafty ways to use fossils and view amazing specimens from the vertebrate paleontology collection.


Thursday is all about weather and space! Use prisms to bend light and create a rainbow of colors and then make your own rainbow to take home. National Weather Center representatives will be present to demonstrate several weather-based principles to better explain how the weather works. Audience members will have the opportunity to forecast, experience the force of an air cannon and learn how to prepare for severe weather.


The week concludes with a plethora of activities from Native American cultures. Watch an educational, informational and entertaining traditional American Indian tribal dance, then enjoy traditional Native American storytelling by Jacobson House director Kricket Rhodes.



Most programs are geared for families with children ages 4 and up, unless otherwise noted below. Though all programs are complimentary with museum admission, space is limited in some programs (see full schedule). Passes for these programs may be picked up at the museum information desk the day of the event. All programs will be filled on a first-come basis. 


The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus at Timberdell Road and Chautauqua Avenue.


A full schedule of activities is below. Museum hours during Spring Break are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Admission 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 for free. Discounts are available for military personnel and their immediate families. For accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405) 325-4712. 

Where: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Phone: 325-4712
Address: 2401 Chautauqua
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