Whether it's 30 minutes or 2 hours, AHA! WILL give your child an experience they will grab onto!


GENERAL INFORMATION

General admission is $8 per person
12 months old and under - Free

Museums For All Admission $3.00 with EBT card. 

Best experience for children 8 years old and under.

GROUP RATES

Children in the group: $5.00 per child
Teachers and bus drivers: free
Additional adults chaperones or siblings: $5.00 each

Please discuss any specific needs with the staff while making your reservations.

GROUP VISIT INFORMATION

Two hour Group Visits are scheduled to occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during regular operating hours.  There are two blocks of time to choose from 10:30-12:30 or 1:30-3:30.

The ratio of children to adults should be 3:1 so that enough hands are present in order to make sure both our group guests and our public visitors have equally pleasurable visits.

There is no minimum number of children required for a group visit but groups of more than 50 children should be discussed with the executive director.

After Hours Party times are available at $750 and up. Please call for details.


AHA! RULES

  1. Parents and caregivers are responsible for the behavior of children at all times (and all ages). This is for their safety and the protection of museum exhibits. The Plop Zone is for children 24 months and younger only.
  2. Climbing on exteriors of exhibits is prohibited. Climbing is allowed on the INSIDE of the Honeycomb only. 
  3. Light snacks and beverages must be consumed at the lunch tables.
  4. Toys should remain in designated rooms. No costumes or shopping carts should cross the line into the water table room. Art supplies must remain in the Art Zone.
  5. Cleaning up each play area as your child finishes allows the next child to enjoy a fresh exhibit.
  6. For health and safety reasons, all visitors must wear shoes at all times (unless trying on costumes). 
  7. All children must be accompanied by a person age 15 or older. 
  8. AHA! is not responsible for personal items brought into the museum. 

AMENITIES

ACCESSIBILITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS

For information on accessibility at the Museum, please call 740.653.1010.

BABY CARE

Baby changing tables are available in all restrooms. Feel free to nurse/feed your babies anywhere in the museum. A rocking chair is available in the Science and Reading Zone for use and is a semi-private area. 

Storing Personal Items

Coat racks and shelves are  offered on a first come, first served basis. The museum is not responsible for any property left unattended - please leave any valuables at home.

CREDIT CARDS

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

EATING AREAS

Designated eating areas include indoor cafeteria tables and outdoor picnic tables. If the cafeteria tables are occupied by a party, guests may eat in the Art Zone. Food and drinks should only be consumed in these designated areas and should never be left unattended due to allergies.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

  You are welcome to use designated eating areas or leave the facility for lunch. We do offer same day re-entry. For a list of local downtown restaurants see the Destination Downtown Website.

PARKING

The Museum parking lot is located on the front of the building. All parking is free and offered on a first come, first served basis. 

SHOPPING

AHA! t-shirts in children's sizes can be purchased for $15.  See front desk for details.

SMOKING

Smoking and any other tobacco use is prohibited on Museum property (indoor and outdoor).

SNOW POLICY

The museum will not open or will close early if Fairfield County, Ohio declares a Level II or higher snow emergency. The museum will not open at 10:00 AM on days when the Lancaster City School District cancels classes for the day due to the weather. (Exception: the director may choose to open the museum in the afternoon if the weather problems are abated enough for community members to travel safely. ) School visits are automatically cancelled on days when the school’s local system cancels classes due to inclement weather.

STROLLERS

There is minimalstroller parking in the Museum. If a stroller is necessary please leave it parked in the front lobby area. The museum is not responsible for any property left unattended - please leave any valuables at home.

UNACCOMPANIED ADULTS

For the safety of our guests, all single adults who visit the Museum without children will be asked to show identification. 

WI-FI

The Museum does not offer public access to Wi-Fi. Our policy requires adults supervise their children's behavior at all times and encourages them to engage in imagination and play as well.