Celebrate Earth Day at OH WOW!

OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology will celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, 2017.

The “Earth Day Extravaganza” is supported by an award from the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE).  Guests are invited to take part in nine special hands-on activities about our Earth, Solar System and Space.

The event will run from 12pm-4pm in the InspireWorks! WOW! Zone on the bottom floor of OH WOW!  Participation is free to OH WOW! members and at no extra cost to those who’ve paid general admission for the day.

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Rooftop Garden Fundraiser – Play, Paint & Partake

Join OH WOW! in partnership with Youngstown CityScape for an entertaining evening to help fund a rooftop garden in the heart of downtown Youngstown!

Come play with the cool exhibits, partake in adult libations, consume tasty snacks and create rustic, wooden signs you’ll paint and make all your own. It’s a groovy twist on the trendy “paint & sip” craze.

All proceeds will help support an Eagle Scout’s unique rooftop garden project on the historic McCrory Building.

The fundraiser is at OH WOW! on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Tickets are $45 and are limited, so act fast! Visit https://brazenbrush.com/events/04-26-ohwow/ to purchase tickets now!


Summer Manufacturing Institute 2017

 

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Let the Testing Begin!

Members are invited to a special hour long testing session of our two newest exhibits.  The special members only session will run 9am to 10am Friday, March 31, 2017. 

We will be testing our new A-Mazing Airways and Drive to Dance all day long and invite explorers of all ages to take part. 


NEW Amazing Airways Exhibit

Amazing Airways Drawing

We are working on an update of one of our favorite exhibits, the Windy Pipes. Our friends at RedBox Workshop are going to install a New Amazing Airways experience the last week of March.  In preparation of this WOWtastic update, we will begin deconstruction of our current exhibit the week of March 20th. Our goal is to have the new Amazing Airways and Drive to Dance exhibits installed before our busy field trip season. Keep an eye on social media for updates on these two exciting projects.


Pi Day Pie Request

Pi

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159…

We are inviting you to help the WOW! Pals celebrate this never-ending number. OH WOW! is asking local restaurants to add a special Pi Day Pie to the menu in celebration of Pi Day, which happens to be Einstein’s birthday as well. These Pi Day Pie can be a fruit pie, a cream pie or even a pizza pie. OH WOW! is asking everyone to share this WOWtastic holiday with their patrons for the month of March.  Please share pictures of pies with us on social media, using #OHWOWpiday.

For more information contact Colleen Ruby, Director of Visitor Services, at 330-744-5914 or technology@ohwowkids.org.


OH WOW! Holiday Hour Adjustment December 24th

To celebrate the Holiday Season, OH WOW! will be closing at 3 PM today (12/24/2016). We will see you all Monday December 26th when we reopen at 10 AM. Happy Holidays!


New Job Opening

We seek a Director of Operations to manage the day-to-day operations in our 18,000 square foot facility, which serves 75,000 annually. The DOO will be thoroughly committed to OH WOW!’s mission, with proven leadership, coaching, and management experience. This position will report to the Executive Director, and includes the supervision of 8-12 staff members.

Full Job Description

To apply email resume and cover letter to: ohwowjobsearch@gmail.com

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2017. OH WOW! is an equal opportunity employer. Position is contingent on ability to pass a background check.


First Night Youngstown 2017 Now Buttons Available

OH WOW! will be open until 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve as a participant of First Night Youngstown!  You need a First Night Admission Button to get into the venues, including OH WOW!

  • Adult Buttons cost $10.
  • Senior Citizens, members of the Military (with ID) and students (ages 13 – college, with ID) cost $5.
  • Children 12 and under are FREE, and must be accompanied by an adult.

Buttons are NOW available to be purchased at OH WOW! or other locations listed at firstnightyoungstownoh.com.

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Liquidate the Loan Campaign

OH WOW!’s “Liquidate the Loan” Campaign kicked off in October 2016 with a goal of $145,000. To date $42,000 has been raised with 100% of our Board of Directors participating.

We will allocate our resources to expand and enhance our STEM programs and services – EDUtainment – for our children, their children and their grandchildren.  Everyone donating to OH WOW!’s “Liquidate the Loan” Campaign will have their name inscribed on a special donor plaque located in our main lobby.

You can be PROUD of what your support has allowed us to accomplish. We at OH WOW! pledge to always be good stewards of your investment dollars. Thank you.

Click here to learn more and make a contribution through the Support Fund.