With an electric lime green ceiling, science demos, The WorkShop, a labyrinth of tunnels, a slide made from packing tape, and more, Discovery Lab is a place where kids and their families can make, learn, explore, and design things using real stuff in new and different ways.

Inspired by best practices in informal learning, Discovery Lab offers an environment where fun and education meet hands-on. Multidisciplinary experiences and exhibits are designed to encourage process skill development and support current classroom curricula with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) content.

Discovery Lab is located just northwest of downtown Tulsa in historic Owen Park and is a member of the Oklahoma Museum Network, the Oklahoma Museum Association, the Association of Science and Technology Centers, the Association of Children’s Museums, the American Alliance of Museums, and Arts Alliance Tulsa.



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COVID-19 Reopening update letter from Ray

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.

CDC Website               City of Tulsa Website

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  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 a Discovery Lab staff member. Share your finished product with us!

Wednesday: Be on the look-out for the latest Discovery Lab news or a helpful resource. 

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 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!


Discovery Lab Featured in Hand to Hand Article for partnership with Family & Children’s Services of Tulsa’s Women in Recovery program

Read the full article here.


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 May 31 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.

Discovery Lab visitor


Discovery Lab visitors


Discovery Lab visitor