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


EXHIBITS

ART ZONE

A creative space to express your inner artist. An array of art supplies are available daily with weekly art, craft and sensory 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 Pediatric Associates, VPL Architects Inc., Gorsuch Construction, Ohio Wetlands Foundation, OBGYN Associates of Lancaster, Dagger, Johnston, Miller, Ogilvie & Hampson LLP, Mr. & Mrs. Barry Waller, Dr. & Mrs Mark D'Onofrio.

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.

Anonymous gift.

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 David Johns Family.

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

PIZZA/SUB SHOP

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

Sponsored by Diamond Jim's Pizza.

ROCK TABLE

Dig in with a shovel or your hands. Feel the textures. Is it smooth or rough? Fill up a dump truck or dig for bones. 

TRAIN TABLE

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

Sponsored by Mid West Fabricating.

BALL MOUNTAIN

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

DOMINO AND BLOCK TABLES

Line up our wooden domino pieces and then watch them fall. Build a tall tower or even a maze.

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 Nightcrawler Gardens.

LASER HARP

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

PATTERN BLOCK WALL

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

Sponsored by The Friel Family.

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 & READING 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 Living Waters Pond Supply and Pet Supplies Plus.

VET LAB & OFFICE

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

Sponsored by Clark Insurance and Lancaster Animal Clinic.

BANK

Walk up to the window and make yours 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. 

FACE PAINT TABLE

Become any one you want! Princesses, Super Heroes, Lions or Tigers - OH MY! The options are limitless! Table activities change seasonally.

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 with 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!

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

Dress up in a costume, grab a microphone and put on a show. Turn on the lights and try out our piano too.

A gift from the Wendel Fund of 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.