AHA! A Hands On Adventure (Children’s Museum)

When you are an aunt to a very active 3-year old boy, when he comes to visit you find all kinds of things to do to keep that little boy busy.

We visited Buckeye Children’s Museum a week or so ago and this week we settled on AHA! A Hands On Adventure!

When you visit their website you see that they have all kinds of fun stations for kids to visit and keep them busy and allow their imagination to run wild.

When you arrive you are warmly welcomed by staff, and your kids are off and running. My nephew was stoked to find all kinds of fun things to do. 

He was immediately drawn to the balls and watching what happens when you put the ball into a pipe:

He took a peek at the fishing area for a bit and then a jaunt to the water area. 

My nephew had a blast playing in all the different areas and interacting with other children. There were Birthday parties going on, so we were not able to utilize the lunch area, but never fear, we just are in the arts and crafts area.

The place was colorful, engaging and kept him going for around 2 1/2 hours. There were kids there of all ages, but mainly under the age of 6/7. They have all kinds of activities and themes to keep the little ones engaged. I like that they want the parents to stay with their children, but found I was able to hang back and watch from a distance while he explored on his own.


We purchased our tickets on Groupon, however $6 per person is well worth the price paid.

If you are in Central Ohio and looking for something to do this is a great place to take little ones to let them run off energy.  It’s about 50 minutes from Columbus and the fact I could pack our lunches made it well worth the visit.

Check out AHA! and let me know what you think! My nephew loved it and I have to say that the trains were his favorite!

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum Review

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.


From the outside I wasn’t expecting much, but as we approached the door I was pleasantly surprised day the colors and whimsical look as we entered.

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.