ULI Oklahoma: Discovery Lab Tour (TULSA)


2022-04-28T17:30:00 - 2022-04-28T19:00:00

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    Discovery Lab Will open in a new window 3123 S Riverside Drive Tulsa, OK 74105 United States


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private FREE $10.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit FREE $10.00
    Retired FREE N/A
    Student FREE $5.00
    Under Age 35 FREE $10.00

    Discovery Lab has been igniting the curiosity of children since 2007, initially as a museum without walls. In May 2013, Discovery Lab opened their first walls in the Owen Park Recreation Center. Then, in early 2022, the museum opened a 57,000-square-foot world-class facility in Gathering Place park that will be transformative for Tulsa’s children and families, and will respond to a compelling educational need in the community. The museum projects to impact over 300,000 children and families each year at the new site.

    Join us on April 28th for a tour through this innovative facility. Guests will explore Discovery Lab's exhibit hall, classrooms, rental spaces, and learn about other exciting features about the building and operations that provide amazing STEAM-centered interactive and informal learning.


    Need help registering for an event?  Please call Customer Service 1-800-321-5011 - reference event #8172-2212

    If you are requesting a complimentary registration (Sponsor, etc.) contact the ULI Oklahoma general mailbox at [email protected]. Thanks!


    Discovery Lab 3123 S Riverside Drive Tulsa, OK 74105 United States

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    Sarah Gould

    Principal, KKT Architects

    Sarah Gould leads the company in all aspects of architectural services. She is a steward of the firm’s projects, processes and professionals. Sarah is an able and proven leader who focuses on relationships, communication, compassion, and inclusion. Sarah has a vested interest in communities. A graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, she earned her Master’s of Architecture from the University of Texas, Austin, and her Master’s in Architectural Urban Studies from the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa where her she focused on the redevelopment of Tulsa and the surrounding communities. She is the former President of the A4LE Oklahoma Chapter and is the current Chair for Board of The Foundation for Tulsa Schools. She is also a member of Leadership Tulsa, Class 58 and serves on the City of Tulsa Board of Adjustments. At every opportunity, Sarah advocates both for Tulsa and for Architecture. She believes that human potential is both celebrated and promoted through architecture, and she loves practicing in her home state.


    Jim Boulware

    Principal, KKT Architects, Inc.

    Jim demonstrates inspiration, passion, dedication, and leadership in every project he touches. Client-focused, he develops projects that meet functional needs while exceeding aesthetic expectations. Jim’s design talents have earned acclaim for him and KKT. His conceptual design for the Tornado Tower won international recognition. His design for Tulsa’s Gathering Place Pedestrian Bridge competition was among four finalists; and Center of the Universe, a concept for redevelopment of Downtown Tulsa, received local and national attention. Jim approaches the design process as a problem-solving exercise by listening to clients, prioritizing their requirements and goals, then developing a solution that meets their needs. The aesthetic and style of his projects takes their spirit from the problem-solving process, giving each project its own identity. He believes that successful projects should not reflect the designer’s personal style or ego, but spotlight the client’s program, site, budget, values, and culture. Jim is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Architecture.


    Ray Vandiver

    Chief Executive Director, Discovery Lab

    Dr. Ray Vandiver is the founding Executive Director of Discovery Lab—Tulsa’s Children’s Museum. Ray was hired to develop and open the museum’s first facility in Owen Park, May of 2013, and ultimately to establish a larger permanent site for the museum south of Gathering Place in January 2022. Ray has been a leader in informal education and exhibit design for nearly 30 years. Starting his career in 1993, as the founding director of the Bootheel Youth Museum (BYM) in Malden, Missouri—a National Medal winner awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Ray has also previously served at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). As Vice President of the Center for Learning Experiences, Ray led all the education and exhibit related activities for one of the country’s top science museums. Ray discovered his passion and talent for informal education while earning his Ph.D. in physics from Missouri University of Science and Technology. While a graduate student, he joined a group of hands-on learning enthusiasts and helped create the Meramec Science and Technology Learning Center. It was through this experience that he decided to dedicate his career to informal education. Millions of people, all over the world, have enjoyed exhibits developed by Ray throughout his career. Ray also enjoys creating art and music.