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OWL is in the process of opening a Winter PlaySpace & Children's Musuem on Main Street in Oneonta!  We will be open Tues, Thurs, Sat, & Sun starting January 18th, 2014.  This is a short term experiment (thru April.)  If we meet our fundraising goal before then, we may extend the lease for another year.  This project serves the dual purpose of providing families a warm place to play during the winter, while determining if a brick & mortar space is a viable option for OWL's future.
Oneonta World of Learning (OWL) is an all-volunteer registered 501c3 not for profit organization and is registered with the New York State Board of Regents.

For this endeavor, we need:

-cash donations

-volunteers!  click here to get involved

-primer & (white) paint

-brushes, rollers, & trays

-laminate flooring

-gift cards to Lowes, Home Depot, Price Chopper, Walmart, OfficeMax

Please contact us at or via Facebook with questions/comments.

Pictured above (left to right): OWL board members Caitlyn Davey, Aaron Sorenson, Ariann Tubia w/ Tanner Tubia, w/ Palace Cigar owners Tom & Karen Oliver @ 277 Main Street.

Thanks so much for your support!!

Friday, 26 February 2016 02:13

Dr. Seuss's Birthday

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Celebrate Dr. Suess's Birthday all of March @ OWL 


Friday, 26 February 2016 02:06

Cubelets Day!

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Inspire a love of learning through play! Cubelets are robot blocks that make it fast and easy to engage children as young as four in learning by building rebots. There's no wrong way to build with Cubelets, so it is remarkably easy to transform these blocks into brilliant bundles of robotic curiosity.

February 27, 10am - 2pm @ OWL

Saturday, 13 February 2016 18:19

Free Open House

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Free Open House at The Owl Nest, Oneonta!  March 4 from 5 to 8 pm.

All are welcome! Sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta.

(Seeking sponsors for future open houses at $100)

Friday, 31 July 2015 15:00

West Kortright, Dan Zanes Concert!

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Dan Zanes Concert At The West Kortright Center!

July 18th, 2015 

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Saturday, 18 July 2015 14:12

Pluto Party!

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Partying Our Way To Pluto One Planet At A Time!

July 2015


Stop #1 : Mercury




Stop #2 : Venus



Stop #3 : Earth




Stop #4 : Mars



Stop #5 : Jupiter




Stop #6 : Saturn




Stop #7 : Uranus




Stop #8 : Neptune




And Last But Not Least Stop #9 : Pluto




Monday, 06 July 2015 13:08

Safety First!

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Safety Rules While In The Nest!









Friday, 26 June 2015 17:56

Dig Dirt Day At Pine Lake

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Dig Dirt Day At Pine Lake

June 12, 2015





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The little archeologists are hard at work digging and finding cool rocks, charcoal and worms!













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Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:12

Whoo Whoo Doesn't Dig Ice-cream!?

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Whoo Whoo Doesn't Dig Ice-cream!?

Ice-cream Social 2015


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Above: Winnie (age 7) takes a break from the activities and enjoys an icepop! 



Above: Lindsay (age 17) and Annie (age 17) volunteer, along with many other Oneonta High School students, to serve the icecream and condiments at the icecream social!



 Above: Zach (age 5) and Natalie (age 8) build their own shaker screens out of heavy duty paper plates, screening and tape.

Archeologists would use these shaker screens to sift dirt and recover artifcats that go unnoticed during excavation.



Above: Liam (age 4) excavates a flower while digging at the table top archeology station.




Above: Luke (age 9) is determining the best way to "build a box."  

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Below: Scott Andrew and Derek Leventritt, both local to Oneonta, participate in the Tae Kwon Do demonstration!








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Above: Lisa Zuend-Misner and Sara Horne, both locals, present the YMCA station and povide coloring as well as information on the YMCA!


Below: The Oneonta Job Corps Academy volunteers and the little archeologists take a break from digging to Zumba!




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Tuesday, 09 June 2015 16:51

Making Gummies At Hanford Mills

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Making Blue Nano Worms At Hanford Mills

May 30th, 2015

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Above: A brother and sister join forces and pour the blue concentrate into the pot to create some nano worms together!


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The photograph above and the photograph below: 

Nora Cooper (3 years old) and her brother Will Cooper (6 years old) make a very long nano worm together!


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               Below left: a young man comes and represents the boyscouts!                             Below right: a young man makes the longest worm of the day!

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 04:25

SOCK HOP March 14th to benefit OWL

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Saturday, March 14, at 5:00pm
At the Elks Club
84 Chestnut St, Oneonta, New York 13820

The "Sockhoppers" are at it again, and ready to bring in 2015 with a bang!

Join us on Saturday, March 14th at the Oneonta Elks Club, located on Chestnut Street. You won't find a show like this anywhere - I promise.
50's style food for sale, come early and eat dinner. The sound is incredible, the dancing will be amazing. Join us as Jeff Wood, Thomas Pondolfino, Judy Pitel , Marty Kuhn , Mary Frances Perricone and more bring you all the LIVE sounds of the 50's. Stroll down memory lane with us.........
This family friendly event is just 5.00 per person - no where in Oneonta will you get this kind of entertainment for this pricing.

All door proceeds to benefit OWL - Oneonta World of Learning.

Silent Auction

Children's Activities

A very special thank you to Tavarone Chiropractic for continuing to support our community.

Tickets available NOW by calling 607-432-5450

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