Tulsa Children's Museum gets home in Owen Park after 5-year wait

TULSA - The Tulsa museum known as "A Museum Without Walls" is officially getting a roof over its head.

The Tulsa Children's Museum will be moving into north Tulsa's vacant Owen Park Recreational Center.

The museum was founded five years ago, but never had a building until now.

City officials just signed off on the contract. They said TCM is guaranteed a three-year lease with a possible two-year extension. It's not required to pay rent, but must pay utilities and building maintenance.

Museum director Ray Vandiver says they plan to spend $250,000 to renovate the aging rec center through donations.

Vandiver says inside the renovated building will be a hands-on discovery center and a do-it-yourself workshop.


And a main exhibit featuring Tapes and Tunnels.


"It's a win, win, win," Vandiver said. "The city of Tulsa wins, the Tulsa Children's Museum wins, the families of Tulsa win."

The museum is expected to open in the spring and will offer discounted admission.

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