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Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of
individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to
celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized
shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will
take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people
to collaborate and give back.

With your support, 426,597 explorers have been served with our world-class, hands-on, interactive STEM-based exhibits and “EDUtaining “programs” since our opening in May 2011.  We’re on target to serve 100,000 in 2018, a 15% increase over 2017.  Thank you!

  • Hands-on because many students develop their career choice aptitudes between 4th and 6th
  • Interactive to help students of all ages strengthen their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • STEM-based to provide students the space to experiment, to get the skills that an uncertain future demands of us, our children and their children.

Our Board of Directors joins us in inviting you to make a year-end, tax-deductible donation today.  Yes, tax laws have changed, but your donation could still provide a tax benefit!  One suggestion we can offer is to donate larger amounts every other or every third year instead of annually to help you reach itemizing your deductions for that year.  Also, remember that if you are over 70 1/2 years old, you can satisfy the annual IRA withdrawal requirement by directly transferring money to a public charity tax-free.

Regardless of how you go about it, your investment in our mission ensures OH WOW! will continue to offer high-quality programming at an affordable, family-friendly price in 2019 and beyond.

Click the donate button below and enter the gift amount that matches your WOWtastic wish for our community’s children:

Donate Today

Give the gift of EDUtainment.  Children throughout our community will have a stronger education and a brighter future.  We appreciate your commitment to their success.  Thank you!

  • $1,100 – helps keep field trip fees competitive and school friendly for 11,000 students each year.
  • $790 – helps reduce “summer slide”, promoting library use and access to OH WOW! for 7,900 students. underwrites 7,900 summer reading passes
  • $506 – helps keep admission rates family-friendly and EDUtaining for 50,683 explorers who visit each year.
  • $100 – OH WOW! thanks you for being 100% committed to STEM EDUtainment.
  • $52 – helps keep FREE programs in InspireWorks, featuring Deming’s PDCA process and building problem solving and critical thinking skills, in a team environment

You can increase your generous donation to OH WOW! at no cost to you thanks to the Youngstown Foundation’s Support Fund. If your donation is $100 or more, the Foundation will add 10%.  It’s that simple.

  • Via Check: Make checks of $100 or more payable to The Youngstown Foundation and we will forward it to them…  Just add OH WOW! to the memo line.
  • Via Credit Card: Visit www.youngstownfoundation.org, click on “Donate Now” and click on OH WOW! as an approved partner.

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

Black Friday Membership Sale

*Online membership purchases may be available with coupon code, sale price not guaranteed online. To ensure discounted price purchases should be made in person.

Save up to 20% on Your Upcoming Field Trip

Membership Price Increase- October 1, 2018

OH WOW!’s colorful, hands-on environment encourages independent thinking through interactive STEM-based exhibits and EDUtaining programs. Since opening its doors, OH WOW! has served more than 415,000 explorers, with about 40,000 exploring for free! And with your support we can reach more explorers and offer more new and exciting experiences here at OH WOW!

You might ask yourself, “how can I help OH WOW! advance its mission?” You can help advance our mission to encourage independent STEM-based exhibits and EDUtaining programs by becoming a member.

Effective October 1, 2018

Membership prices are increasing to $24 per person

Enjoy these membership benefits:

  • Free admission for one year to named  members
  • 25% off admission for guests
  • 10% off souvenir shop merchandise
  • 10% off rental rates
  • Discounts on special events & programs
  • Free WOW! Window Cling
  • Free Monthly E-Newsletter

Buy or Renew a Membership Now


Call for Exhibitors for Silly Science Sunday

Interested in becoming an exhibitor at the

8th Annual Silly Science Sunday?

Application deadline is August 1st

Become one of the 40+ exhibitors to join OH WOW! in Downtown Youngstown with interactive STEM activities and demonstrations! We are currently accepting applications for exhibitors in order to finalize the festival layout. 

Register Online or print out your application and submit via email or fax.

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Want to be the next WOW! Pal?

OH WOW! is hiring a volunteer coordinator for its volunteer program. We are looking for an organized and energetic multi- tasker who loves working with people and young children. The job requires availability several days a week and is a part time position averaging 12-25 hours per week (Saturday and Sunday availability a necessity).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, promote and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities
  • Recruit volunteers
  •  Create an atmosphere of volunteer appreciation and support
  •  Coordinate volunteer needs with the OH WOW! staff
  • Conduct and arrange volunteer training
  • Schedule all volunteer activities
  • Organize volunteer recognition programs
  • Evaluate volunteer programs

 At OH WOW!, we want only the best of the best! If you meet the above requirements and are a self-motivated individual with a proven record of excellence in your past endeavors, apply today! Send a resume and cover letter, including at least three professional references to manager@ohwowkids.org.

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Summer Party Special

There is still time to take advantage of our Summer Part-On Party Pricing.