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Category: Discovery Lab

Beat the Heat at Discovery Lab

7/12/22

There’s a heat wave lingering in Tulsa with temperatures hitting triple digits. Summertime activities become dangerous when the sun is beaming on the hot pavement. Discovery Lab offers a safe place for curious minds in a hands-on, sweat-free environment. From the moment of entry, the vast, cool space and welcoming staff will ensure a refreshing visit without the misery of the simmering heat.  Residing on the exhibit floor are high facilitation laboratory areas designed to ignite... Read More

Discovery Lab hits milestone of 100,000 visitors

6/22/22

On June 20, 2022, Discovery Lab surpassed the milestone of welcoming more than 100,000 visitors since opening at 31st and Riverside in January of this year. The Children's Museum has already exceeded the annual admission attendance when located at Owen Park. Discovery Lab projects to impact over 300,000 children and families each year at the new site. The museum is an educational resource for Tulsa providing outreach museum classes to area schools and organizations, and as a field... Read More

Origami at Discovery Lab

6/17/22

The definition of origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Ori means folding and kami means paper. (kami changes to gami due to rendaku). Origami is an activity for any age group. Let your mind flow with creativity while folding dragons, boxes, cups and so much more. No matter the shape or design, the piece is yours to make unique just for you. The practice of origami does take a lot of time, patience and focus. With every fold and crease, bonds and ... Read More

Discovery Lab host first adult night

6/16/22

Adults were finally able to visit Discovery Lab for on their own this past Thursday for Discovery After Dark. The Museum hosted its first adult night featuring local food trucks, Ruth's Chicken and V'Fresco, alongside local brews from Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing. Attendees sorted balls in Ballapalooza, saw fabric fly in Fans and Fabric, and created windmills in the WorkShop - all while having a beer in hand.   During regular operating hours at the Museum, every guest must h... Read More

Volunteer: Laura Garrett

4/22/22

Why did you choose to volunteer at Discovery Lab?  I love the concept; it is close to home and I have spent many years in children’s programming. What is your favorite thing about volunteering at Discovery Lab? I love the children’s anticipation when they see the Lab and their joy is contagious. What have you learned during your time at the museum?  I love the exhibits; they are very interactive and there is something for every age. What do you do in your extra s... Read More

Volunteer: Briana-Miracle Louis

4/13/22

Briana-Miracle Louis is currently a psychology student at Oral Roberts University (ORU) with hopes of becoming a family councilor.  Why did you choose to volunteer at Discovery Lab? I love spending time with kids and seeing the creativity flow, while they are inspired by the educational activities and conducive learning.  What is your favorite thing about volunteering at Discovery Lab? I enjoy seeing the sparks in children's minds while they learn new things!  What... Read More

Discovery Lab takes home Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence awards

4/11/22

On April 9, 2022, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OKCNP) hosted its 15th annual Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards. This year the OKCNP announced Discovery Lab had won the 2022 Education category, sponsored by Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and Glenna and Richard Tanenbaum. Additionally, Discovery Lab was awarded the top award of the evening, the 2022 J. Jerry Dickman Award for Excellence, and received a $10,000 grant sponsored by The Tulsa Community Foundation... Read More

Volunteer: Aleya Garcia

4/7/22

April is National Volunteer Month! We want to recognize the people who give their time and expertise to make the world a better place. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'" Discovery Lab has more than 200 registered volunteers that not only make a difference on the exhibit floor, but also in our programs, events, and everyday operations.  What made you want to volunteer at Dis... Read More