Launch the Next Generation of STEM Stars

Visitors enter OH WOW!® The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology at our Visitor Orientation Center, generously sponsored by Kimberly and Jeff Simon in honor of their children Zachary and Zoe Simon. You will be greeted by our WOW! Pals and the “Infinite Possibilities Penguin,” designed by Robert W. Walker and sponsored by Tony, Mary, Natalie and Dana Lariccia. 

Portrait of African American teacher in wheelchair holding glass beaker during chemistry class in school

OH WOW!® embraces universal design principles in our 17,820 square foot facility, ensuring we’re accessible to the greatest number of people possible without regard to ability or disability on our exhibit floors and in our administrative offices. (1st Floor = 8,560 SF, Lower Level = 9,260 SF w/ 6,420 SF for Exhibit Hall & Support Area, and 2,000 SF for Storage & Workshop.)

There are now eleven galleries, or WOW! Zones and more than sixty hands-on, interactive opportunities, or exhibits, linked to the educational content standards of Ohio & Pennsylvania in OH WOW!®. OH WOW!®’s permanent exhibit collections promotes understanding of the Scientific Process of Inquiry, encouraging visitors to make observations, draw conclusions from those observations, and adjust or modify their experiments (or actions) to get a different (or better) result.

Our InspireWorks! Lab features a lean manufacturing environment and Deming’s Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) continuous improvement process. Our guests are able to “MAKE” products of their choosing, using real world tools and materials.

Our locally-designed and locally-built “Kids in the Kitchen” exhibit features a farm-to-table experience for our youngest visitors.

“Drive to Excel” dedicated to the concept that visitors of all abilities can engage and interact with adaptive equipment and technologies that enable them to excel at activities of their choosing. Capital investments now exceed $2.5 million.

Need to host an event?

Book the J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation’s Function Junction for your party, meeting and event needs! We encourage you to make your reservation early… call your WOW! Pals at 330-744-5914.

Need to enhance your experience? Print our exhibit challenges:

Printable Exhibit Challenges