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OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology
Ranked #6 of 35 things to do in Youngstown
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: OH WOW!'s mission is to foster independent thinking and enrich the lives of all children by creating a welcoming environment where they can develop learning skills and knowledge through the exploration of HANDS-ON exhibits and educational programs which are rooted in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best activity in Youngstown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

While this place is small, it provides a great educational experience. I am eighteen and I love this place. The people there are so amazing and helpful. I do agree that it can get a bit boring, but watch the schedule for special programs, some of them can get kids attention for hours. If you plan to go several times, just buy a year pass, they are worth the money and it is much easier to isit frequently. There are vending machines, but I would recommend bringing a lunch with you or going to one of the nearby restaurants. Everything is clean and messes are taken care of immediately.

Visited September 2013
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“YAY for Science in Youngstown!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

My nieces and nephew (ages 2, 3, & 4) love visiting OH WOW! Youngstown is a short drive from western PA and the Center is the perfect spot to spend a morning or afternoon! A must if you are looking for a fun and educational option for the kiddos .... adults will enjoy it too!

Side note: Check out their online calendar to see if they have field trips scheduled before planning your trip!

Visited February 2014
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Hubbard, OH
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84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best for Small Children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

This is a nice place to visit with smaller children. Anyone in the over 10 yr crowd might be bored with it as it is geared towards 3-8 year olds. You will only need an hour or two for your visit as it is very small.

Visited March 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great little place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

My 3 and 4 year old girls absolutely loved playing here! My first impression was that it was a little small, but after seeing everything there is to do here, it is plenty large enough. We were there for 3 hours and did not experience everything there was to offer. My girls were completely entertained every minute we spent there, and more importantly, they learned a lot at the same time! We will definitely be going back on our next trip to the area.

Visited August 2013
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Youngstown, Ohio
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

My children loved 'Oh Wow' it is small enough for you to stand in the middle of the floor and observe all of your children playing at different locations. I wish it was a little cheaper but If you live in this area it is worth it because you don't have to drive a long distance for your children to have a blast.

Visited July 2013
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