YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – OH WOW! just made a big purchase that will allow it to expand.
On Monday, The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology completed its purchase of the historic McCrory Building, the building that already houses the center.
Eventually, OH WOW! will change its main entrance to Market Street.
The purchase will also give the center 70% more room for exhibits and the ability to re-work the floor plan.
OH WOW! bought the extra space from its long-time partner and legacy sponsor First National Bank.
“The bank was very excited to be able to try and make a difference in the community and be a part of the educational process for the young people of the Valley,” said Pete Asimakopoulos, First National Bank.
“We’re excited about it. We’re looking to hear from our community about what they’d like to see and we’re gonna be here for the long haul,” said Suzanne Barbati, OH WOW!
About 10,000 children visit the museum each year on field trips.