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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 44503-1411
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+1 330-744-5914
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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OH WOW!'s mission is to foster independent thinking and enrich the lives of...

OH WOW!'s mission is to foster independent thinking and enrich the lives of all children by creating a welcoming environment where they can develop learning skills and knowledge through the exploration of HANDS-ON exhibits and educational programs which are rooted in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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Lots of Fun For All Kids

OH WOW! is a great place to bring kids of all ages. Younger kids can still have just as much fun as older kids since the majority of exhibits can be used for both. Older kids... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mackenzie L
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OH WOW! is a great place to bring kids of all ages. Younger kids can still have just as much fun as older kids since the majority of exhibits can be used for both. Older kids might get the educational aspect more but they are still just as entertaining for toddlers. With a toddler we tend to avoid the water... More 

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Thank Mackenzie L
Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

My children love going to Oh Wow, and I must say, I really enjoy it, too! It is a great place, really nice layout, and great staff.

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Thank Kristina S
Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Oh Wow is a blast for the kids (and adults)! It is a must see if you're in Downtown Youngstown. The staff is wonderful as well!

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Manchester, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

While visiting our grandchildren in Youngstown we needed some place inside for them to do because the weather was so bad outside. We took them to OH WOW and absolutely wore out our 3 year old grandson. There is so much for children to do and it is all hands on that they will not get bored.

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Thank Funtime916
Canfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This little interactive museum just keeps growing and is so popular with the local families. Kids and adults both will love the displays and friendly staff.

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Thank nanci03
Canfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Why not look in Youngstown for an excellent place for hands on learning for all ages! You no longer have to travel to Pittsburg or Columbus for somewhere exciting for your family members to play and learn! OH WOW now!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Great local place to kill a few hours of boredom on a weekend. It's very small and gets crowded quickly, but there's a lot crammed in to the space. Lots of stuff to keep the kids busy, fun for the parents to watch. Seemed really clean for the amount of kids that were there when we visited. We will probably... More 

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Austintown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

My kids and I go here frequently! After our first visit we became season pass holders! The only complaint I have is that it would be nice if sometimes the volunteers were more accessible, but otherwise, very fun, educational, and a great place to spend cold, dreary days in the fall/winter or too hot/humid days in the summer.

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Thank Sonia F
Boardman, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

The Science Center is the best museum around Youngstown for families, however it is very small. The basement is basically empty, and the staff that works the back room were not helpful. However the upstairs has a lot of bang for its buck.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

Oh Wow is a very clean and nice place, but it is small. My kids range from 9 to 5 years old and after about an hour and a half they wanted to leave. I would also suggest going during the week because it is very hectic when it is crowded due to the small space.

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