STEAM - Powered!
Integrating the sciences, arts & humanities with interdisciplinary exhibits and programming
Hands-On, Play-based Learning
Facilitating a hands-on learning experience with interpretive guides and opportunities to learn through play within the museum
Building a transformative hub for education and discovery-based learning serving Athens, Southeastern Ohio and the surrounding Appalachian region
Board Members and Staff
Jen Parsons, Executive Director
Kristi Grimes, Education Assistant
Liz Stinaff, Board Secretary
Connie Patterson, Board Treasurer
Sara Hartman, Board President
Christie Truly, Board Vice President
We will be moving to 67 Columbus Road in Athens, OH in 2017. Stay tuned for details about events and how you can help the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery!
Our Future Home
With a larger exhibit space, classroom/maker space, and outside green space, our new museum location will be integral to sharing STEAM-based education to the region and beyond!
Through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities at OVMoD we strive to make learning fun. Our events and exhibits are layered so that visitors of all ages will find activities and experiences that appeal to them. We combine aspects of the sciences, arts, and humanities into our exhibits and programming so visitors can explore and discover connections throughout their world.
OVMoD is committed to providing hands-on exhibits, frequent live programming, and activities to complement and supplement state-based education standards. In this way, we strive to be a unique educational resource for parents, teachers and other educational organizations in Athens, Southeastern Ohio and the surrounding Appalachian region.
OVMoD past exhibits
Past National Traveling Exhibits
Do you have an idea for an exhibit or a special presentation? Would your group like to volunteer to set up an exhibit or are you interested in funding a traveling exhibit?
Contact us to learn more and share your ideas!