TULSA — The Discovery Lab Children's Museum and Science Center will be holding a groundbreaking at their permanent site location on Friday, Feb. 21.
Officials say the permanent location for the Discovery Lab will be at the corner of 31st Street and Riverside Drive.
"We are incredibly thankful for our philanthropic community as well as the many companies who have supported this project," Ray Vandiver, Executive Director and CEO of Discovery Lab, said. "Tulsa is an exceptional city with amazing projects in the works and we are proud to be a part of this growth."
The new 50,000 square-foot lab is a main element of the Gathering Place's phase two on the south side.
The new Discovery Lab will feature interactive exhibits and have a focus on technology, science, math, art, engineering as well as health and wellness programs.
"We welcome another kid-friendly attraction to Riverside Drive, right next to Gathering Place," said Mayor G.T. Bynum. "The new Discovery Lab will be Tulsa's world-class children's museum/science center, a fun and educational place where kids can charge full STEAM ahead, experiencing science, technology, engineering, art and math."
Students from Eugene Field Elementary school will be joining Mayor G.T. Bynum, Discovery Lab Executive Director and CEO Ray Vandiver, Ph. D, TPS Superintendent Deborah Gist, Ed.D., Chief Operating Officer of the Tulsa Community Foundation Jeff Stava, and Greg and Jamie Oliphant, the Discovery Lab fundraising campaign chairs to receive shovels and take part in the groundbreaking event.
The new Discovery Lab permanent location is projected to open late summer 2021.
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