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.

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Every second Sunday of the month, Discovery Lab hosts Sensory-Friendly Family Time, from 10:30 – 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.

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Participating in the Tulsa Engineering Challenge?

Discovery Lab can help!

  • Teams can register individually for workshops at Discovery Lab
  • Parents and students can attend our drop-in workshops

Our most popular option, weekend team workshops, include two-hours of facilitation for teams of 2-4 students at Discovery Lab led by an educator AND judges from the Tulsa Engineering Challenge. During these workshops, teams will have the opportunity to begin a concept design and model of their project that they can build upon. Plus, some supplies are included with team workshop registration.

Tulsa Engineering Challenge is a hands-on opportunity for youth 4th – 12th grades to explore problem solving, designing and construction of devices that accomplish tasks.

There are four workshops available in February. TEAM WORKSHOP SPACE IS LIMITED AND FILLS QUICKLY. Click the workshop title links below to register today.

Ping-Pong Ball Launcher:
February 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | TECh 4th – 12th grade
Students will learn the basics of potential and kinetic energy, stability, linear velocity, and controlling variables.

Rubber Band Powered Vehicle:
February 1, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | TECh 4th – 12th grade
Teams are given the opportunity to build and test their rubber band powered vehicle, which will carry a load the greatest distance.

Chemical Switch:
February 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | TECh 7th – 12th grade
Students will learn the basics of electrical circuits, chemical reactions, how to control variables, and the importance of repeatability.

Electric Motor:
February 9, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | TECh 4th – 12th grade
Teams are given the opportunity to build and test their electrical motor powered by a dry cell battery that rotates at the highest possible speed.

Mark your calendars! Parents’ Night Out, Friday, February 14th, 2020!

Your kids will love this night of pizza, play in our newest exhibit, The Floor is Lava, and a special workshop activity!

6:00 – 9:00PM

Ages 5 – 12

Members receive 10% off

Click here to register.

Pioneers of Progress: Trailblazers from Around the World

Girls and their female role models or mentors are invited to work together to solve an engineering challenge during one or all of our classroom sessions during this 1-day event. Upon entry, grab a passport and see where innovation takes you!

February 22, 2020

Girls ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult.

There will be pop-up activities in the museum throughout the day from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.

Classes are included with museum admission ($8 per person). There is no additional fee for members.  Please register by clicking the links below:

10:30AM – 12:00PM | Civil Engineering

Test your design skills building a bridge and see how it holds up. 

1:00PM – 2:30PM | Chemical Engineering

Explore the science of inflation through an experiment sure to lift your spirits!

3:00PM – 4:30PM | Mechanical Engineering

Launch yourself into learning physics by constructing a catapult.


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Homeschool Day Fall 2019 has passed. Check back for information on our next Homeschool Day!

Ring in the New Year at Discovery Lab! Ticket sales for this year’s event are now closed. Stay tuned for our 2020 event!