The exhibits at AHA! have been carefully crafted to maximize interactivity while amping up the FUN factor.


EXHIBITS

STEAM ZONE

A creative space to express your inner artist. An array of art supplies are available daily with weekly art and craft activities.

Sponsored by Cordle Cares Foundation.

BINGO LAKE

Step up to the dock and grab a pole. Drop your line and see what you can catch with the magnetic worms.

Gift from Lancaster Bingo Company

BULLDOZER

Get your safety hat and goggles on. Hop on in and work the controls.

Sponsored by Company Wrench

FIRETRUCK

One of our most loved exhibits where a child's imagination can really expand. Horns, sirens, lights and a pretend fire to put out with our laser water hose.

Sponsored by Lancaster Fire Fighters Local 291

HONEYCOMB CLIMBER

Unique structure shaped like a honeycomb. Created especially for you to crawl and climb around in. Go to the peek-a-boo window to be surprised. 

Sponsored by The David Johns Family

THE MARKET

Start with a shopping list, grab a shopping cart or basket and explore the shelves of our pretend market.

Sponsored by Kroger

 PIZZA/SUB SHOP  Children love to assemble the pizzas or subs and deliver their creations.   Sponsored by Pizza Cottage

PIZZA/SUB SHOP

Children love to assemble the pizzas or subs and deliver their creations.

Sponsored by Pizza Cottage

TRAIN TABLE

Connect the tracks and maneuver the trains through tunnels and over hills.

Sponsored by The Smoke Stack Hobby Shop.

 HEALTH CENTER EXHIBIT  Give our babies an exam and shots, look at x-rays and assemble a magnetic skeleton puzzle.   Funded by : South Central Power Foundation, Fairfield Medical Alliance, The Chiropractic Group, Gentle Dental Care, and Halteman, Fett and Dyer funeral Home

HEALTH CENTER EXHIBIT

Give our babies an exam and shots, look at x-rays and assemble a magnetic skeleton puzzle.

Funded by : South Central Power Foundation, Fairfield Medical Alliance, The Chiropractic Group, Gentle Dental Care, and Halteman, Fett and Dyer funeral Home

 DINO DIG  Dinosaur lovers dig into a fossil hunt and dinos with eggs in a sensory experience.   

DINO DIG

Dinosaur lovers dig into a fossil hunt and dinos with eggs in a sensory experience.

 

 SENSORY TABLE  A STEAM Zone favorite! Little hands roll play dough, scoop instant snow, squish shaving cream and water beads with changing sensory activities.   Funded by a grant from the Cordle Cares Foundation

SENSORY TABLE

A STEAM Zone favorite! Little hands roll play dough, scoop instant snow, squish shaving cream and water beads with changing sensory activities.

Funded by a grant from the Cordle Cares Foundation

BALL MOUNTAIN

Children love putting the balls down the tubes and watching where they drop. Take turns collecting and sorting the balls too!

Sponsored by Taylor Rental

BLOCK TABLE

Little architects will find our wooden blocks lead to all kinds of buildings and structures.

Block Table Sponsored by Walker's Shoe Center

 

CRANE

Crank the turning wheel  that lifts the platform up into the air. Take turns loading it with foam bricks and hoisting it up!

Gift from OPOC.us in memory of Kate Sommer

GARDEN ZONE

Pots, flowers, shovels, and pretend soil. Put on an apron and gloves. We have everything you need to create your very own garden.

Sponsored by the Ohio State University Fairfield County Volunteer Master Gardeners

 

LASER HARP

Invisible strings play beautiful music with just the touch of your hands. Push the button to try out the different sounds. 

Sponsored by Don's Furniture and Mattress Showroom

PATTERN BLOCK WALL

Squares and triangles fit together on our wall. Plenty of space to create a pattern of your choice. 

Sponsored by David Schmelzer and Ava Edmonds

PLOP ZONE (24 Months and under)

Cozy hexagon shaped area for babies and toddlers to crawl, climb and explore.

Sponsored by Pediatric Associates of Lancaster, Inc.

SCIENCE ZONE

This area is ever-changing. Come in and see what we have today. Will it be frogs, toads, insect, fish or something else.

Sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus.

VET LAB & OFFICE

Do you have a budding veterinarian in the making? Check the health of our stuffed animals. Look at their x-rays too!

Sponsored by Lancaster Animal Clinic.

 NATURE BLOCK TABLE  Smooth logs, bamboo planks and dowels inspire building play with natural materials.   Sponsored by Don Sesslar and Dawn Shonk.

NATURE BLOCK TABLE

Smooth logs, bamboo planks and dowels inspire building play with natural materials.

Sponsored by Don Sesslar and Dawn Shonk.

BANK

Walk up to the window and make your deposit or withdraw. This exhibit gives you the opportunity to talk about money with your child.

Sponsored by Fairfield National Bank

BUILD-A-HOUSE

Use our giant red foam bricks to build the house of your dreams. Measure, pound, twist, and "cut" the pieces to fit with our tools.

Sponsored by Gorsuch  Construction/Fairfield Homes

HEALTHY CHOICE BIKE

Get ready to burn some calories with our stationary bike. Push a button to choose your recently consumed food item and start peddling. The screen will count down the minutes it takes to burn it off!

Sponsored by Fairfield Medical Center, Fairfield Medical Alliance, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Ogilvie, Ameriprise Financial, Dr. & Mrs. Ron Heiber, Dr. & Mrs. Mark D'Onofrio, Fairfield Anesthesia Associates, MidWest Benefits Group

LEGO-DUPLO TABLE

Who doesn't love Legos? Hours of fun can be had with our hundreds of Duplo pieces.

Sponsored by JC & Company

PIPE XYLOPHONE

Have a little drummer in the making? Grab a paddle and discover the noises you can make with the huge pipes!

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QUESTION BOXES 

Two sided rolling box hides 6 different object for you to test your sense of touch. There are hints provided in case you need help.

Gift from Gannett Foundation.

THEATER

Lights, camera, action! Dress up in a costume, grab a microphone and put on a show. 

Funded and maintained by a grant from the Wendel Fund of the Fairfield County Foundation.

WATER TABLE

Roll up your sleeves and put on a smock. Build a dam and have a duck or boat race. Strap the babies into a seat for a splish-splashing time.

Sponsored by the Johns Family.

 BIG BLUE BLOCKS  Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks  inspire children to build! From ball runs to forts, loose parts play is fun for all ages.   Sponsored by  the Friel Family

BIG BLUE BLOCKS

Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks  inspire children to build! From ball runs to forts, loose parts play is fun for all ages.

Sponsored by  the Friel Family