About - Oneonta World of Learning

Enriching Life

Through Play

Oneonta World of Learning (OWL)

A museum dedicated to learning through play

A children's museum is not a museum in the classic sense. Exhibits are meant to be hands on, with engaging, kid-friendly activities. Oneonta World of Learning is a community resource that provides an interactive and engaging environment for play and exploration. The number of potential exhibits is countless, and will be designed to foster parent-child interaction, learning through play, and clear educational goals.  

We envision a world where children will grow to be creative, confident, and caring members of society by discovering the essential components of community. Children will become active problem-solvers through invention and guided play. Far from being controlled play, guided play simply means that a minimum of inspiration, ideas, or parameters will be provided to engage children’s interest in an activity.

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Who we are:

A coalition of volunteer parents, artists, educators and other local professionals dedicated to building our community.

What we envision:

An interactive and engaging environment for play and exploration. Potential exhibits are endless, and will incorporate hands-on, minds-on activities and interactive play.

Why we are here:

We believe that play is important to children's intellectual, emotional and social well being and that children learn best in the company of their parents and primary caregivers.

Where else?!

Oneonta is centrally located among the communities of Otsego, Delaware and Chenango counties, and the resources to develop world-class, hands-on exhibits as well as phenomenal outreach programs are all right here, among the educators, artists, and professionals of our community.

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