Tulsa Kids’s Museum Discovery Laboratory below development alongside Riverside Drive | Meeting level
“Mom really loved children,” said Judy Kishner, daughter of the Zarrows and president of the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation. “When she saw children in need, such as a child sleeping on the floor of an animal shelter and needing bedding and warm clothing, she replied.
“I know Mom would appreciate the opportunities the new Discovery Lab facility offers – opportunities to learn and experience adventures while building community with other children and their families. This naming is a special way of honoring them. “
The Hardesty Family Foundation donation will finance an outdoor amphitheater for 300 people at the entrance to the museum. Ray Vandiver, executive director of the Tulsa Children’s Museum, said the amphitheater is an important addition to the outdoor programs and experiences available at the museum, as well as a common space.
“The amphitheater space offers so many opportunities to bring families together, offer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) programs and we hope it will be a platform for the work and creations of local artists and scientists and other inspiring innovators “, Said Vandiver then.
Founded in 2007, the Tulsa Children’s Museum has been operating at the Owen Park Community Center since 2013, when the facility was named Discovery Lab. The museum and science center focus on hands-on, action-based learning to improve critical thinking, creativity, and children’s skills to improve collaboration.