Sunday, May 23, 2010

AHA Museum - a hidden treasure in Central, Ohio

Michelle S., a CMOTC mom, is sharing with us one of her children’s favorite places – the AHA (A Hands-on Adventure) Museum.


My children love the AHA museum and therefore I wanted to share it with all of you, as it is hidden treasure that not many know.

I’ll start with the general information:
It’s located in Lancaster, OH and the drive is a little less than an hour from Columbus, depending on where you live.

Cost: $5.00 per person
Discounts: COSI members get $2.00 off and there is also a coupon in Entertainment book for a $1.00 off

There is a calendar on the website which lists special events/activities. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm

Now onto some of my tips:
No food allowed in play space, although we packed a snack and ate at the craft tables. They do have picnic tables outside if you would like to pack a lunch or eat snack there. They also have lockers and they are free for use.

There is one entrance into the building and it is easy to keep an eye on both (or more) of your children at the same time, which is a huge bonus (and relief if you brought them by yourself).

There is also free parking on the side of the building.

In addition, there is a Metro Park (Chestnut Ridge) a short distance from the museum on Rt. 33 which would be a great place to take a picnic and eat on your way home from the museum.

Kid endorsed:
My twins are 2 1/2 years old and LOVED the AHA museum. They enjoyed the honeycomb climbing set, theater, pretend play (bank, market and pizza shop), garden zone, fishing boat, sand play and legos. Actually there wasn't anything they did not like, in fact I had to take them out of there kicking and screaming.


My twins thoroughly enjoying the fun:


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