About Us

OH WOW!® The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology opened in downtown Youngstown, Ohio on May 12, 2011 to rave reviews and overwhelming community support! Today, OH WOW!®’s brand is well-respected, and the organization is an anchor and economic development engine in downtown Youngstown’s central business district, serving 80,765 explorers in 2019, 22,850 in 2020 and a total of 540,863 since our opening.

OH WOW! Exterior

“OH WOW!®’s colorful, hands-on environment encourages independent thinking through interactive STEM-based exhibits and EDUtaining programs.” 

Programs Include:

Self-directed and staff-guided “exploration opportunities” on site

Focused outreach programs off site

Professional development opportunities for area educators

Volunteer and internship opportunities for board members, high school and college students

Research opportunities for college faculty and students in 2019-20