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560 N Maybelle AveMon-Sat 9:30a - 5p
Tulsa, OK 74127Tues. until 6:30p
918-295-8144 Sun 11:30a - 5p

 

 

 
 

 

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EXHIBITS

Discovery Lab provides unique learning experiences, exhibits, and programming for children ages middle school and younger, their parents, caregivers, and teachers. Discovery Lab’s hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach emphasizes cognitive and process skills while extending and enriching classroom curriculum and Oklahoma Academic Standards to build on children’s interests and strengths and help prepare them for the future. All exhibits and learning experiences engage visitors in process skills including creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, and communication and collaboration. In addition, Discovery Lab is committed to the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), in exhibits and experiences. Best practices embed these concepts and principles into exhibits and programs encouraging children to connect and reconnect arts and sciences in ways that make learning engaging, challenging, and fun.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE EXHIBITS VISITORS WILL FIND AT DISCOVERY LAB::


TAPE TUNNEL

A Discovery Lab original featuring tunnels and a 30ft slide made entirely of packing tape. The innovative design, using principles of suspension bridge engineering, was developed by our staff—led by our resident physicist and Executive Director, Ray Vandiver, Ph.D. There are six layers of tape in each tunnel adding up to over 16 miles of tape! Kids of all ages, love navigating the tunnels and bridges and are inspired by them to create their own extraordinary things out of ordinary materials.


ENERGY: SPARKING SOLUTIONS

Energy: Sparking Solutions, located in the Main Hall, presents visitors with a broad look at our energy needs and resources. Visitors will tackle energy-related problems and think critically about future alternatives. From the highly-active Petroleum Pit to the more focused Molecule Construction Stations, visitors of all ages will engage in hands-on, science-based activities that promote problem solving and a better understanding of the future of energy.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

Public Service Company of Oklahoma

 

SPONSORS:

T.D. Williamson     Art Alliance Tulsa

 


THE WORKSHOP

The WorkShop is a do-it-yourself space where children and families can make, play, and design using “real stuff”—materials, tools, processes, and ideas. Visitors are encouraged to be curious, creative, experimental, and innovative using a variety of recycled, repurposed, and upcycled materials. On every visit to The WorkShop at Discovery Lab, you will find different activities to explore including themes like sound, electricity, robotics, 3D printing, fabric fusion, and more.


FEATURED HALL

Create the 918 is an interactive exhibit, bringing together art, architecture, and engineering for a hands-on STEM experience. Guests are invited to build cardboard structures and install them in the exhibit’s stylized landscape of Tulsa. The exhibit will run through March 24th and evolve as guests contribute pieces. Create the 918 was developed in collaboration with Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences students. Create the 918 is sponsored by Cyntergy Hurtland, a Tulsa Tough Production.

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TODDLER AREA

An area in the main hall has been designed especially for our youngest Discovery Lab visitors supporting developmentally based sensory play with a variety of hands-on activities including blocks, tubes, books, and gravity and balance activities. Appropriate for children on their tummies, crawling, pre-walking, and walking, the toddler area at Discovery Lab is a safe and inspirational space dedicated to small children and their families.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sensory Activity for the Young Scientist
Monday, March 20
10:30- 11:00
Main Hall
 
Science Demo: Dynamic Dry Ice
Monday, March 20
3:45- 4:15 pm
Main Hall
 
Science Demo: Dynamic Dry Ice
Wednesday, March 22
3:45- 4:15 pm
Main Hall
 
Origami with Emily
Thursday, March 23
4:00- 5:00pm
WorkShop
 
Science Demo: Dynamic Dry Ice
Friday, March 24
3:45- 4:15 pm
Main Hall
 
Move It Monday
Monday, March 27
10:30- 11:00 am
Main Hall
 
Science Demo: Radical Reactions
Monday, March 27
3:45-4:15 pm
Main Hall
 
Science Demo: Radical Reactions
Wednesday, March 28
3:45-4:15 pm
Main Hall
 
Kendra Scott Event Benefiting TCM
Thursday, March 30
5:00- 7:00pm
Kendra Scott Store // Utica Square
 
Science Demo: Radical Reactions
Friday, March 31
3:45-4:15 pm
Main Hall