Special Programs

Explore to Discover

In addition to camps, classes, and outreach, Discovery Lab has a variety of special programs created to enhance specific learning opportunities. From special museum hours to help every learner have a chance to explore to special camps and challenges focusing on STEAM areas, there is always a new experience available at the Lab.

An exciting week of engineering fun leads up to one of our annual special programs, Introduce a Girl to Engineering. Girls and their adult role models are invited to work together to solve engineering challenges during one of our class sessions that showcase different types of engineering and the problems they solve.

This event is for girls grades 1st through 6th (ages 6-12) with an adult role model or mentor. Pairs may register for more than one class.


Each year, hundreds of students in middle school and high school answer the call and dream up amazing new exhibit ideas for Discovery Lab. The Museum's Directors participate in classroom curriculum as the " clients" presenting a real-world engineering challenge to your students. After the teams of students have presented all of their ideas, and sometimes prototypes, the Museum picks a winning design and brings it to life in Discovery Lab. This program has been the impetus for the development of exhibits such as the Solarcoaster and the Automated Color Sorting Station in Ballapalooza.

For more information, contact the Exhibits at 918-295-8144 ext. 2526 or exhibits@discoverylab.org.

Discovery Lab has a catalog of museum classes, outreach programming, and workshops that fit the bill for badges and patches for scouting programs or can be used for anytime-activities for your troop. The museum also hosts camp-ins each year with opportunities to engage in badge-worthy activities throughout the evening.

The second Sunday of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Discovery Lab opens early for families with children on the spectrum and other sensory needs.

Participating in the Tulsa Engineering Challenge?

Discovery Lab can help!

The Tulsa Engineering Challenge is a hands-on opportunity for 4th through 12th grades to explore problem-solving by designing and constructing devices to accomplish various challenges.

Discovery Lab offers families individual instruction as well as team workshops. The Museum offers schools outreach classes related to the challenge. During the most popular option, the weekend team workshops, a Museum educator, oftentimes with a challenge judge, works with the students for two hours and provides some of the supplies to help the teams understand the science and mechanics of their challenge.

For more information, contact Program Sales at 918-295-8144 ext. 2509 or reservations@discoverylab.org.