Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to inspire children, connect families and build community through exploration, exhibits, programming, and play. Discovery Lab is an educational resource for Tulsa whose exhibits and programming encourage the development of executive function and process skills, including critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Educational content focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), and health and wellness, and complements and supplements current school curriculum. Studies show that hands-on, informal learning experiences, like those delivered by Discovery Lab, impact reading readiness and school success.
Discovery Lab is a community hub that appeals to families regardless of income, education or ethnicity, and impacts underserved children in many of Tulsa’s Title I schools. More than 25 percent of the students that visit on field trips and 40 percent of outreach programming are delivered at a free or reduced rate. Accessible Discovery, the financial aid program, targets children and families in need through partnerships with area school districts with high free and reduced lunch population, and government and non-profit organizations serving at-risk families.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab. Your support will help keep Discovery Lab’s educational programs and experiences accessible to all schools and families across the Tulsa region.
Are you an educator at heart who wants to guide children and their families in active, hands-on learning experiences that integrate open-ended discovery, questioning, exploration, creativity, problem solving ,and play? Become a Discovery Lab volunteer.
Discovery Lab memberships help us to deliver a changing mix of activities and exhibits to over 150,000 children and families each year, including The WorkShop, Rigamajig, and the tape tunnels—Discovery Lab’s most-loved exhibit. Enjoy a year of unlimited admission plus other member benefits while supporting the museum through membership.
Discovery Lab has a number of opportunities for sponsorship whether you want to be involved in our annual Electric Lime Gala, support development of upcoming exhibits or enhance museum accessibility for all families. For information about these and other sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Director of Organizational Development, Anne Mannell.