Field Trip FAQs
You should have at least two possible dates selected for your visit, the number of children and chaperones (we require at least 1 chaperone for every 5 children), contact information and a $50 non-refundable deposit. We’ll also need to know if you’d like to reserve Function Junction to eat lunch.
We accept checks made out to OH WOW!®, cash, purchase orders numbers or credit cards.
Call OH WOW!® at 330-744-5914 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@ohwowkids.org as soon as possible to cancel or change a reservation. Reservations are secured with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Based upon availability, you may reschedule your field trip during the same school year without penalty.
Field trips can be scheduled during one of our open 2 hour time blocks. The first block of the day is 9:00 am.
OH WOW!® has a maximum field trip capacity of 125 students plus 1 required chaperone per every 5 students. This allows students to get the most out of their exploration in the exhibit hall.
Your bus will be greeted by a WOW! Pal who will guide your students to the field trip entrance. They will give a brief orientation to your students, teachers and chaperones. The lead teacher will be asked to check in at the front desk with a final count of children and adults, and take care of the balance for your group.
Whenever possible it’s always best to not have the check amount filled out until check in on the field trip. OH WOW!® does not issue refunds for the overpayment.
Lunch space is limited, be sure to request use of the Function Junction when you make your reservation. Function Junction cannot be scheduled for every field trip; it is booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. To accommodate larger groups we may ask that your group eat in shifts. We will provide carts which can be loaded at the bus with lunches and stored in Function Junction for your group to have available when ready.
OH WOW!® does not have an on-site food vendor, but you can order lunch to be delivered. If you are in need of a list of local vendors, ask a WOW! Pal when you make your reservation.
For safety reasons, buses are asked to load and unload on Market Street facing south, in front of out main entrance. Next to First National Bank.
Our field trip bus parking is located at the Covelli Centre free of charge.
The students must be with teachers and chaperones at all times. To ensure the most EDUtaining experience, chaperones should be actively engaged with the students at the exhibits. Our chaperone guide is available to help adults with the very important job of being a chaperone.