WE’RE HIRING! OH WOW! is looking for weekend help

We currently have an opening for an EDUtainer-Events & Programs… This position is in charge of our event rental initiatives and will also assist in creating/delivering EDUtaining programming.

This $10/hour position will be scheduled as needed up to 25 hours/week including EVERY Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm unless otherwise arranged.  This part time position does not offer health insurance or paid time off.
If you’re up for this fun challenge please email your resume and cover letter to associatedirector@ohwowkids.org

Click here for a full job description:

EDUtainer Events & Programs

Thank you to our 7 Days of STEM Sponsors!

OH WOW! is proud to have so many community partners who celebrate STEM with us during an entire week devoted to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the five county area. Only 10 more days until we kick everything off with our annual Silly Science Sunday!

Our deepest appreciation to:


Book a HallWOWeen Party at OH WOW!

halloween-979495_960_720Looking for something different for your little goblins and ghouls?
Plan a Halloween party this fall at OH WOW!

We can do a themed Halloween Party & Learn program to spook up all sorts of EDUtainment: including Pumpkin Oobleck, Exploding Apples, Static Electricity Powered Bats & Ghosts, Black Bubble Painting, Bag o’ Blood, Ghost Rockets, the sky is the limit!

We still have some availability in our Function Junction or Inspire Works party spaces:

  • Saturday October 14th, 10:00 am -noon
  • Sunday October 15th, 10:00 am – noon
  • Saturday October 21st, 10:00 am -noon
  • Sunday October 22nd, noon -2:00 pm
  • Sunday October 29th, 10:00 am-noon or noon-2:00 pm
  • We also have Wednesday, October 18th from 5:30-7:30 pm

Contact  Oh WOW! today and book your HallWOWeen party!
330-744-5914 or events@ohwowkids.org

Birthday Special in September!

Back to school bills got you down? OH WOW! is here to $ave you some money!

During the entire month of September 2017,  you can book a basic party package for only $199, a savings of over $50!

A $50 non-refundable deposit will hold your date today. Party must be booked and held before December 31, 2017.

Our basic party package includes:

*All day admission to OH WOW! for up to 15 children and unlimited adults
*Party room for 2 hours, plus 15 minutes before and after for prep and clean-up
*Return passes for each child ages 2-14 ($120 value)
*Table & chair set up based on your number of guests
*Kitchenette with microwave, sink, coffee maker, and full sized refrigerator/freezer
*Free coffee provided by Branch Street Roasters
Printable invitations

Available Times:
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mention this promotion when you reserve your party.
330.744.5914 or events@ohwowkids.org

No other discounts or promotions apply.
Subject to availability, only good on new bookings.



Silly Science Sunday: September 17, 2017

What is better than science that is silly and fun? Science that is FREE!
Oh WOW! is hosting our annual Silly Science Sunday to kick off the regional “7 Days of Stem” festival.

Free admission all day as we take over Federal Plaza and celebrate everything that makes science not just silly, but also EDUtaining!

Come visit us on September 17th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and meet our exhibitors.

YSU College of STEM
Home Depot- Austintown
The Butler Institute of American Art
Ward Beecher Planetarium
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
Mahoning Valley Historical Society
YWCA of Youngstown
Youngstown Fire Department
Jewish Community Center
YNDC Produce Market
Green Youngstown and The Green Team
We Are The Solar Sisters
YSU Pete The Penguin
Mahoning Soil & Water Conservation District
… and more!

Save the Date Postcard 2017



OH WOW! for Business Rentals

Business MeetingOH WOW! is centrally located in downtown Youngstown, convenient to Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Mercer and Lawrence counties. With two flexible meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 100 people, OH WOW! is ready to meet your business needs.

Whether a sales meeting, a team building exercise, a day-long retreat, OH WOW! will impress your clients and employees. Each rental space comes with an attached kitchenette including a microwave, coffee maker, full sized refrigerator, and sink.

The local business community strongly supports the museum so offering the space for meetings is a natural extension of many strong relationships already in place. OH WOW!’s brand is well-respected, and the organization is an anchor and economic development engine in downtown Youngstown’s central business district.

Introductory pricing begins at $175 for the first two hours for rentals booked from 9 am- 5pm, Monday through Friday (Wednesday until 8 pm) and $75 for each additional hour. After posted hours, private rentals are available for an additional fee. Pricing good now through December 31, 2017, subject to availability.

By renting space at OH WOW! companies help further the 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).

If you would like to book a meeting or arrange for a tour, please contact us at 330.744.5914 or email at events@ohwowkids.org

Solar Eclipse Information: August 21, 2017

How Solar Eclipses Work: When the moon covers up the sun, sky watchers delight in the opportunity to see a rare spectacle
Come to our Eclipse Party!
 Main Lobby
Purchase eclipse treats from Touch the Moon Candy Saloon!
InspireWorks Classroom
Learn more about minerals and how they flouresce.
Watch NASA’s livestream of the eclipse.
Make chalk art of what the eclipse will look like….InspireWorks Lab
Bring a cereal box to make your own eclipse viewer.

Outside OH WOW!
View the eclipse with WOWPal Mr. Ralf!
Begins 1:08pm
Maximum 2:33pm
Ends 3:53pm

All activities are free with general admission or membership.


Credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor
Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration


Top 10 reasons to hold a birthday party at OH WOW!



1. Our basic party package includes 15 children and unlimited adults in the rental price.

2. We set up the chairs & tables based on the number of guests you tell us– no need to wrestle tables and chairs, it’s all set up for you.

3. We meet you at the curb and help unload your party supplies and will also help you load up at the end of the party.

4. Our party rooms have a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and sink for you to use.

5. All your child’s guests receive a pass for free admission to return  ($120 retail value) and the guest of honor receives a special Oh WOW! gift.

6. For a small additional fee, we offer Party & Learn programs that will delight and entertain your guests (and they may even learn something in the process– shhhhh!)

7. Two floors of exhibits to explore and enjoy before, during and after the scheduled party time.

8. Complimentary coffee provided by Branch Street Roasters because we understand that caffeine is a parent’s best tool.

9. You can bring in your own food or use one of our preferred vendors.

10. Oh WOW! is #TheHappiestPlaceInYoungstown and we cannot wait to help you with your next party!

Contact a WOW Pal at events@ohwowkids.org or 330-744-5914  today to get your date reserved.



OH WOW! will be closed Friday, August 11, 2017

OH WOW! will be closed on Friday, August 11th to prepare for our Science of Brewing Fundraiser. We will reopen at 10 Am on Saturday, August 12th.

Science of Brewing: Learn Sponsors

A few years ago, in 2012, 
Oh WOW! wanted to raise some funds. 
They had an idea that was swell,
In fact, it was second to none. 

The Science of Brewing– fulfills a need, 
An afterhours adult-only event–
Enhances our exhibit Drive to Succeed.
All the funds raised are money well spent!

With thousands of visitors every year,
They learn while they play–
Exploring around from far and near,
When they arrive, they want to stay!

Hurry hurry,
Don’t delay,
Our event is soon,
Only one week away. 

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).

We appreciate the LEARN sponsors who support our mission.

Allen’s PharmaServ
Chris Milley
Ellie Platt
In honor of Jennifer Simon
Paul & Janet Williams
Western Reserve Building Trades
YSU Department of Physics & Astronomy