Being an aunt to a three-year old I am always looking for places to go and things to do. I searched for something between Streetsboro and Columbus so he could get a break while we were driving back to his mommy & daddy’s this past weekend.
It was a new adventure in Mansfield, Ohio visiting Little Buckeye Children’s Museum.
It was a Sunday, they were open noon – 5 pm and we got there right about noon. The price for both of us was $16 and we could play all day. We hung up our coats and dove right in.
On the first floor there were Lego tables, a pretend bank, musical instruments, construction site, beauty shop, grocery store, dinosaur dig and a theatre. The first floor also had a cool interactive water display. My nephew was in love. He spent 90 minutes running between displays and interacting with other kids – I just sat there and watched.
My little guy was 100% entertained and it took everything I had to get him to go upstairs to look around. The second floor had even more rooms and activities.
I was a little disappointed I didn’t see an elevator or handicap access to go upstairs and once up there I was not able to locate a restroom.
The second floor has a cute area to host a party, dentist office, train and automobile room and much more. It was very spacious and much less noisy than downstairs.
My little one loved the trains and was happy to spend another hour up on the second floor.
There was the option to purchase limited snacks and drinks if you needed and if you wanted you could get a stamp and come back. Since it was Sunday there wasn’t a lot open so we stuck inside the museum.
Overall we spent about 3 hours at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and had a great time. I am sure we will go back and visit – maybe even take mom and dad with us.
If you need a halfway place off I-71 in Ohio stop off at exit 169 and visit the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum.