Oneonta World of Learning

Enriching Life Through Play

Oneonta World of Learning is a hands-on exploratory space for children to play
in upstate New York. 

Events and open play are hosted at our playhouse at 167 Young Road in Oneonta's Fortin Park. View our upcoming events on the OWL Calendar, or click Play With Us to learn more. 

Established in 2008, OWL is a volunteer-led, community-supported nonprofit organization. 

To volunteer with OWL, make a donation, or join our mailing list, click the button below. 

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Summer Drop-off Programs

Cyberchase: With support from WSKG Public TV & Radio and Cyberchase, OWL is offering a full-day, drop-off program for children in grades 1-5. We will get out in nature, build STEM skills, and be inspired to care for the planet through a variety of hands-on activities exploring alternative energy, composting, sustainable resources, and sustainable design, including constructing a solar oven! Hours: 9am-3pm. 

$35 per participant. Space is limited. Get your ticket now!

Click here to get your Cyberchase ticket!

Coding Camp: In this drop-off program for children in grades 1-5, participants will learn about algorithms and conditionals, program robots, create a game, and learn about historic figures in computer science during this fun-filled day of innovative learning activities. This program is led by Julia Rissberger: a student at Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Game Design and Development. Hours: 9am-3pm. 

Participants must bring a bag lunch. Snacks will be provided.

$35 per participant Click here to get your Coding ticket!

Slime Camp k-2: Slime Camp is back!!! In this half day, drop off program for children in grades K-2, participants will learn about non-Newtonian liquids, make different kinds of slime and engage in other slime related games and activities.  Space is limited.  Register now!  $20 per participant. Hours: 9am-12pm.

Click here to get your Slime Camp K-2 ticket! 

Slime Camp 3-5: Slime Camp is back!!! In this full day, drop off program for children in grades 3-5, participants will learn about non-Newtonian liquids, make many different kinds of slime (including edible slime), and engage in many other slime related games and activities. Hours: 9am-3pm. 

$35 per participant. Space is limited.  Register now! Click here to get your Slime Camp 3-5 ticket 

Volunteering

Oneonta World of Learning

OWL is looking for volunteers to help keep OWL’s Nest open! Kids look forward to a place of exploration! Play is important to children's intellectual, emotional and social well-being. Children learn best in the company of their parents and primary caregivers. 

We are also looking for volunteers to serve on our committees! 

Following Committees:

Please scan the QR code if you are interested!