NORMAN, Okla. — The Sam Noble Museum surprised its 2 millionth visitor Tuesday.
A couple from Claremore walked into the museum hoping to explore an attraction they had wanted to visit for years.
Much to David and Gloria Fox’s surprise they were greeted by dozens of faculty, staff and volunteers cheering and congratulating them.
David Fox was the museum’s 2 millionth visitor.
The Foxes got a gift basket of Oklahoma treasures, including a Native American blanket, local chocolates, a stuffed buffalo and a family membership to the museum.
“The gift basket held a dozen items representing the 12 collections we house at the museum,” said public relations officer Jen Tregarthen. “We wanted to give keepsakes that would remind Mr. Fox of Oklahoma’s natural history and of his experience at the museum.”
The Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma inspires minds to understand the world through collection-based research, interpretation and education.
They have had 2 million visitors since the museum moved into their current facility in 2000.
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located at 2401 Chautauqua Avenue on the OU Norman campus.
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 free.
Military discounts are available.