Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Me and you and some bones named Sue...

NORMAN – On Saturday, August 12, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will team up with local libraries to offer “Library Day” at the museum. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum will offer free admission to anyone with a library card. Any library card will do – from Tecumseh to Timbuktu. For those without library cards, representatives from the Pioneer Multi-County Library system will be present to fill out library card applications on the spot.

Visitors do not need to present a physical library card to receive free admission. Those whose libraries have gone “cardless” can just provide the name of the library to which they belong. Whole families will be admitted on a single library card.

The museum’s Discovery Room will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and storytimes will be presented by Norman librarians and museum staff at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The library also will conduct craft activities for children from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This year’s Library Day offers a special attraction: it is one of the last chances for the public to view “A T. Rex Named Sue” before it closes on Aug. 20. This special exhibition from The Field Museum in Chicago features a full-scale replica of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex in the world, along with an interactive exhibit that lets visitors learn about the life and times of this Cretaceous predator. The exhibit was created by The Field Museum, Chicago, and made possible through the generosity of McDonald’s Corporation. Local exhibition is made possible by The Inasmuch Foundation and The Noble Corporation. Media sponsors are CNHI Oklahoma, Cox Communications, KRXO / KMGL and Lamar Outdoor Advertising.

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Additional information about the museum is available by calling (405) 325-4712, or on the museum’s Web site at www.snomnh.ou.edu.

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