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Category: STEAM

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

Discovery Lab's Executive Director/CEO Celebrates 10 years

6/1/22

June 1, 2022, marks a milestone 10th anniversary for Discovery Lab's Executive Director/CEO Raymond J. Vandiver, Ph.D. In 2007, a group of moms in a playroom discussed the need for a children's museum in Tulsa. Tulsa Children's Museum/Discovery Lab was born and upon opening, Vandiver was named Executive Director at the original location in Owen Park.   When asked about his past 10 years at the Lab, he stated that resilience and grit are key—recovering quickly when thin... Read More

2022: A Summer of Discovery

3/9/22

Calling all summer scientists! Curious explorers from Pre-K through 6th Grade will learn about nature, bugs, weather, and everything in between at Discovery Lab's Summer Break Camp. Weekly sessions will run from June 6th to August 12th.  According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, consistent summer learning experiences can help close opportunity gaps, lead to higher graduation rates, and increase college readiness in students.  Time Pre-K + Kindergarten: 9:0... Read More

New Year, New Museum

1/9/22

The new Discovery Lab will open to the public on January 24th after a ribbon-cutting at 9am. Prior to the ribbon cutting, Gizmo Guild and regular members will get into the museum before the public.  The museum will hold a special Gizmo Guild only event on Friday, January 14th, from 4:00 – 9:00 pm.  Then the museum will open for Members Only from January 15th through January 23rd with the following hours of operation: Monday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. &am... Read More

Give the Gift of Discovery

1/9/22

We expect over 300,000 guests and elementary students to visit our museum including our five classrooms in the Lab’s first year.  Your donation will help provide hands-on engagement within our STEAM learning experiences that will last a lifetime. Read More