Following new guidelines from city, state, and federal officials, Discovery Lab will remain closed to the general public until further notice.
This decision is in the best interest of the public health of staff, volunteers, students, and our community.
In addition, all public and private programs and events on or before April 15 have been cancelled and we will assess additional program cancellations based off guidelines from officials.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update our website, email communications, social media channels, and media with key developments as decisions are made.
Thank you for your support.
Preventive ways to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases:
1. Wash your hands regularly, in addition to using hand sanitizers.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
3. Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
4. If you or someone you love is sick or not feeling well – stay home.
5. Stay informed. Discovery Lab has added some helpful links below. Help spread the word about COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) and how to prevent it.
While the museum is closed, there are ways to keep Discovering!
Over the coming weeks, expect to see activities, news, and more on our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and on the blog at discoverylab.org. Check in everyday for what is coming up next!
Monday: We will share a supply list in preparation for our weekly hands-on activity. Gather your supplies and get ready! Can you guess the activity?
Tuesday: Watch our video and follow along with the supplies you gathered with our Executive Director, Dr. Ray Vandiver. Share your finished product with us!
Wednesday: Be on the look-out for the latest Discovery Lab news or a helpful resource. We will also announce the weekly winner of our challenge (see Friday). Like our challenge post and tag us in your own video to be entered to win a new surprise each week.
Thursday: We will feature one of our 2020 summer camps each week. Follow along to discover the best camps for your child!
Friday: It’s time to start a new “at-home exhibit” challenge! Put your skills to the test over the weekend and tag us in a video of you completing the challenge. Be sure to like our post to be entered to win the prize of the week. We can’t wait to see your creative ideas!
A NEW PLACE TO DISCOVER…COMING LATE SUMMER 2021
In Spring of 2020, Discovery Lab will break ground on a new site on the south end of Gathering Place park at 31st Street and Riverside Drive.
The new 50,000 square-foot museum will include 20,000 square-feet of interactive exhibits and programming space. Included in this is The WorkShop, Science Lab, and Little Lab. Other amenities at the new site will include an Education Center, merchandise shop, café, amphitheater, and designated on-site parking.
The new Education Center within the museum is comprised of five 900 square-foot classrooms and will serve as the STEM Center for all of Tulsa Public Schools (pre-kindergarten through 6th grade). The Education Center will also have capacity to serve other regional districts for field-trips and museum classes.
Discovery Lab is expected to open its doors at its new home in late summer of 2021.
All scheduled public and private programs and events on or before April 15 have been canceled due to the temporary closure of Discovery Lab.
We will assess additional program cancellations based off guidelines from officials.
We will give updates as events are back on the calendar.