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Sam Noble Museum of Natural History – Norman

December 20, 2008

A visit to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman, OK will take you back millions of years with fossils and recreations that depict pre historic times. The exhibits cover the diverse eco systems of Oklahoma along with the history of mankind.

During my visit the museum was hosting a special exhibit “Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt”. A very hands on exhibit it featured dinosaur eggs and nest from around the world. With many fossilized eggs and life like models of dinosaur eggs, embryos, and newly hatched dinosaurs I found the exhibit to be fascinating.

Then I got a close up look at wildlife as I walked thru the Hall of Natural Wonders. From the fish in the stream, to the deer in the woods and bison on the prairie the museum does an excellent job on presenting nature settings in Oklahoma.

The photo below depicts an almost complete fossilized skeleton of a Cretaceous horned dinosaur. The skull alone is 10 1/2 feet tall and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest skull of any animal on earth.

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located at 2401 Chautauqua Avenue, Norman, OK – 405-325-4712 and is open Monday- Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. The museum is closed Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Day.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Natasha permalink
    January 28, 2009 2:32 am

    We love the Sam Noble Museum, too. Great post!

  2. Linda permalink
    February 1, 2009 12:31 am

    You have a great, informative blog! Nice photos.

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