(Almost) Live at Sam Noble Museum

by Irene Runnels and Donna Deaton

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of History in Norman has something for just abouIMG_1322t anyone who is interested in the life, earth and social sciences–including fossilized records, ancient peoples or world cultures.

SNOMoH is currently hosting Titanoboa: Monster Snake in collaboration with the Florida Museum of Natural History, the University of Nebraska and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

At 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons, a realistic replica of Titanoboa, the largest snake on record, is on display at the Sam Noble Museum July 2-September 25. Scientists believe that the snake lived in a hot tropical climate 60 million years ago.

Titanoboa was discovered in 2009 by scientists working in open-pit coal mines at Cerrejón in La Guajira, Colombia. To read more about the discovery and see how scientists re-created Titanoboa check out the Smithsonian Channel‘s article.

Permanent exhibits at the museum include Hall of Ancient Life, Hall of Natural Wonders, Hall of World Cultures.

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The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of History is a great place to visit whether for only a few hours or an entire day. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday 1-5 PM (closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day). Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children, $6 for seniors (age 65 and up). Children 3 and under are free.

Discounted admission is available for those who have a valid OU ID (faculty and staff, students and alumni association members) and active military and veteran family members. SNOMoH is a Blue Star Museum, which offers free admission to military personnel and families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Follow Sam Noble Museum on twitter @SamNobleMuseum and like the museum’s page on Facebook.


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