Oklahoma brings curiosity, creativity and science to life at new museum
- Oklahoma brings curiosity, creativity and science to life at new museum
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
Fulfilling an educational need and igniting curiosity within the community was the vision for Tulsa’s Discovery Lab when it was founded in 2007. In 2022 the community expanded its vision and opened a 57,000 SF, 3-story interactive museum. Founded on the grounds of Gathering Place Park, the space welcomes children and families to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
The interactive museum includes an exhibit, gift shop, foodservice tenant, Tulsa Public Schools STEM classrooms (funded through a bond), and a roof top indoor and outdoor event space.
The museum features specialty lighting, and an outdoor amphitheater. The museum has been featured in news articles and other publications for its unique display of interactive learning. The Discovery Lab partners with local school districts, and various nonprofit organizations such as the Tulsa Housing Authority, YMCA of Greater Tulsa, Family and Children Services of Tulsa, and the Department of Human Services.
PEC was responsible for the design of the mechanical and electrical engineering, rooftop units, air compressors and water requirements of the water exhibits housed in the museum.