Date: Now - June 30, 2013
Place: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History -- 2401 Chautauqua Ave. Norman, OK 73072
Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will offer complimentary admission throughout May and during the entire month of June in recognition of the needs of Oklahomans to have a place to gather and escape the trauma and chaos of the tragedy of the tornadoes that affected Oklahoma May 19 and 20.
"We hope that first responders, medical personnel, teachers, children, volunteer workers and families will be able to visit the museum to take their minds off that terrible situation, if only for a few hours," said museum director Michael Mares.
Currently on exhibit at the museum is Beautiful Beasts: The Unseen Life of Oklahoma Spiders and Insects. Beginning June 1, Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct also will go on display. Both exhibits will be on display through Sept. 8.
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus at Timberdell Road and Chautauqua Avenue. Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by calling (405) 325-4712 or at www.snomnh.ou.edu.
Regular admission to museum 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 free.