There is always something new to explore at Discovery Lab! Learn more about our regular special events, including favorites such as Noon Year’s Eve and our Parents’ Night Out. For a full list our events and programming, see the museum calendar.
This colorful, exciting event is held annually at Discovery Lab to fund operations, exhibits, and programming in Discovery Lab, and to meet the growing informal educational needs of children and families in the Tulsa community and surrounding region.
Every second Sunday of the month, Discovery Lab hosts Sensory-Friendly Family Time, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This event is held before the museum opens for the day for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and/or who have sensory processing disorders. Families can enjoy the museum before the rush and play together in a supportive environment.
Treat your kids to a fun night at Discovery Lab and yourself to a night out! While you enjoy a night out in the Tulsa Art’s District or other downtown attractions, your kids will have a blast exploring the museum, playing in the tape tunnels, and creating something in The WorkShop!
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25 per child + only $15 for each additional child within the same household
Ages: Kindergarten and older
Included: Pizza dinner and dessert (served 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.), play time in the museum, and hands-on STEAM activities.
Upcoming Events: February 22, 2019
Ring in the New Year at Discovery Lab! Strut your stuff down the lime green carpet, and dance the day away with music and entertainment. Hands-on activities include create-your-own noisemakers and New Year’s hats. We will count down to noon and drop nearly 8,000 balloons from Discovery Lab’s lime-green ceiling to ring in the noon year!
Every year Noon Year’s Eve is a sell-out event. Museum members receive the first dibs on tickets during our members-only pre-sale. Tickets and additional information coming soon!
New Year’s Eve | December 31, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Help your student prepare their project for the Tulsa Engineering Challenge by registering for a Discovery Lab workshop.
ELECTRIC MOTOR | JANUARY 26th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RUBBER BAND POWERED VEHICLE | JANUARY 26th 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
PING PONG BALL LAUNCHER | FEBRUARY 3rd 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CHEMICAL SWITCH | FEBRUARY 3rd 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
- $50 Per Team (2 – 4 students)
- Two-hour facilitation workshops (limit of 5 teams per workshop).
- Led with judges from the Tulsa Engineering Challenge.
- Some supplies are included with your registration (see our website for supplies included).
- Parents are welcome to attend or may drop their students off after completing a signed release.
- Scholarships may be available through the Tulsa Engineering Foundation and can be applied for on the website www.tulsaengineer.org.
Inspire the engineer in your daughter!
Girls and their mothers or other caregivers are invited to work
together to solve an engineering challenge during one of our
11:30 AM and 3:30 PM // Mechanical Engineering
Use a common, household mouse trap to launch ping pong balls
and hit your target.
1:30 PM // Civil Engineering
Test your design skills building a bridge and see how it holds up.