Whether it's 30 minutes or 2 hours, AHA! WILL give your child an experience they will grab onto!
General admission is $8 per person
12 months old and under - Free
Museums For All Admission $3.00 with EBT or WIC card.
Best experience for children 8 years old and under.
Children in the group: $5.00 per child
Teachers and bus drivers: free
Additional adults chaperones or siblings: $5.00 each
No Groupons, coupons, discounts, or guest passes may be used toward group admission.
Please discuss any specific needs with the staff while making your reservations.
Group visits must be scheduled in advance.
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.
Groups are required to have a ratio of 5:1 children to adults. Groups arriving with a higher ratio of children to adults will be turned away at the door.
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.
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.
Climbing on exteriors of exhibits is prohibited. Climbing is allowed on the INSIDE of the Honeycomb only.
Light snacks and beverages must be consumed at the lunch tables.
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.
Cleaning up each play area as your child finishes allows the next child to enjoy a fresh exhibit.
For health and safety reasons, all visitors must wear shoes at all times (unless trying on costumes).
All children must be accompanied by a person age 15 or older.
AHA! is not responsible for personal items brought into the museum.
ACCESSIBILITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS
For information on accessibility at the Museum, please call 740.653.1010.
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.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
Designated eating areas include the lunch room and outdoor picnic tables. If the lunch room is 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.
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.
AHA! t-shirts in children's sizes can be purchased for $15. See front desk for details.
Smoking and any other tobacco use is prohibited on Museum property (indoor and outdoor).
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.
There is minimal stroller parking in the Museum. If a stroller is necessary please leave it parked in the front lobby area during busy times when a stroller would block aisles and doorways. The museum is not responsible for any property left unattended - please leave any valuables at home.
For the safety of our guests, all single adults who visit the Museum without children will be asked to show identification.
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.