Located in the nationally acclaimed Gathering Place, the Discovery Lab beckons people of all ages to experience the world in deeper, meaningful ways. This hands-on learning facility is designed to ignite curiosity, including design features intended to surprise and delight. Open, cheerful spaces invite individuals or groups to create their own experience at the Lab, exploring their interests and passions at their own pace. Inspiring exhibits encourage curiosity while provoking wonder and joy. Five second floor flexible classrooms housing the Tulsa Public Schools’ STEM Center feature large windows overlooking both the Arkansas River and the exhibit hall.
Discovery Lab’s façade complements the natural materials found throughout the park. The undulating brick wall is an abstract expression of movement in four dimensions and exemplifies Discovery Lab’s exhibit philosophy of finding new and unique ways of using ordinary materials. The rooftop terrace and third floor event space present prime views of Gathering Place, the Arkansas River, and downtown Tulsa. An amphitheater and plaza provide outdoor education space while allowing the park to flow seamlessly through the building’s lobby and public spaces