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OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology

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Address: 11 W Federal St, Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone Number: (330) 744-5914 ‎
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Awesome place to volunteer at!

While the date of my visit say January 2015, I actually started volunteering back in June 2014 and have been there most of the summer. I went back to volunteering there again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My daughter is 2 and she had a GREAT time! If you're planning a visit, I would suggest packing a raincoat and rain boots (or a change of clothes) -- there are some fun water activities for the kids to play with and they *will* get wet (or soaked if your kid is anything like mine.) :) There were some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

While the date of my visit say January 2015, I actually started volunteering back in June 2014 and have been there most of the summer. I went back to volunteering there again around Christmas after a busy semester in college and plan on volunteering there again this spring on some weekends! I gotta tell you, bring your kids here if... More 

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Navarre Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We took our 3 kids - 2,4,7 - and they had a great time. We had fun experiencing it with them. Not terribly expensive at $40. All of the staff was very friendly and engaged with the kids. If there is one negative it's a bit small. Plan on 2 hours to do everything in the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised by this little gem. Lots of interactive engaging working exhibits. Our grandchildren loved posing behind the desk in the "TV studio" to deliver the weather report. The music exhibits and water play spouts were also lots of fun. Other favorites were using an ATM machine, running the movies backwards and forwards in slow motion and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

While this place is small, it provides a great educational experience. I am eighteen and I love this place. The people there are so amazing and helpful. I do agree that it can get a bit boring, but watch the schedule for special programs, some of them can get kids attention for hours. If you plan to go several times,... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

My nieces and nephew (ages 2, 3, & 4) love visiting OH WOW! Youngstown is a short drive from western PA and the Center is the perfect spot to spend a morning or afternoon! A must if you are looking for a fun and educational option for the kiddos .... adults will enjoy it too! Side note: Check out their... More 

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Hubbard, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is a nice place to visit with smaller children. Anyone in the over 10 yr crowd might be bored with it as it is geared towards 3-8 year olds. You will only need an hour or two for your visit as it is very small.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My 3 and 4 year old girls absolutely loved playing here! My first impression was that it was a little small, but after seeing everything there is to do here, it is plenty large enough. We were there for 3 hours and did not experience everything there was to offer. My girls were completely entertained every minute we spent there,... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My children loved 'Oh Wow' it is small enough for you to stand in the middle of the floor and observe all of your children playing at different locations. I wish it was a little cheaper but If you live in this area it is worth it because you don't have to drive a long distance for your children to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My daughter 10 now love it, though the younger the better. They change things around every so often and it is amazing seeing them learn when they can walk around and do things there!

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