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Visitors will have the chance to explore why the human body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at “Grossology:
The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.” Hosted by Oklahoma Museum Network funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, “Grossology” is a 2,500-square-foot exhibit based on the best-selling book of the same name by author Sylvia Branzei.The exhibition uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to let visitors explore the good, the bad, and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor, and much more. Read more.
An electric lime green ceiling, science demos, Grossology, Team Up, a labyrinth of tunnels and a slide made from packing tape and scaffolding, and more. This is Discovery Lab, a place where kids and their families can make, play, and design things using “real” stuff in new and different ways. Inspired by the best practices in children’s museum design, Discovery Lab offers an environment where fun and education meet “hands-on.” Multidisciplinary experiences and exhibits are designed to inspire innovation and creativity to support current classroom curricula and build 21st century STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) skills in our children.
Team Up, Discovery Lab’s newest original exhibit, is an engineering exhibit that brings people together to solve problems, build bridges, complete puzzles, and make new creations through the power of teamwork. Visitors Team Up and exercise the same mental tools an engineer, mathematician, or computer programmer uses in the playful Discovery Lab way.
Sure to be a favorite area in Discovery Lab is the Workshop, a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) workshop, where kids are provided with materials, tools, and challenges designed to inspire innovation, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Themes change often, so you might use old t-shirts to make a basket, or create robots from recycled items, but you’ll always use your imagination and creativity on every visit to the Workshop.
Discovery Lab is located just northwest of downtown Tulsa in historic Owen Park and is a member of the Oklahoma Museum Network and the Association of Children’s Museums. Plan a visit today.