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Little Buckeye Children's Museum

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Address: 44 W 4th St, Mansfield, OH 44902-1206
Phone Number: +1 419-522-2332
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Little Buckeye Children's Museum is a hands-on children's museum...

The Little Buckeye Children's Museum is a hands-on children's museum located in downtown Mansfield. With many different exhibits, the Little Buckeye is an ideal location for group and family visits by children ages 2-12 years. We understand that exploration and play are critical to child development, imagination, and creativity. We know that play benefits children socially, emotionally, and intellectually! At Little Buckeye, we know that not every child gets the opportunity to play in a safe and creative environment. Little Buckeye Children's Museum provides that opportunity. Our museum features exhibits in the arts, sciences, transportation, and imagination play. You can: shop for groceries in the Little Market, learn in the science lab, perform on stage, have fun in the bank, discover in the tree house, get wet in our Water Table, play auto mechanic at Little Buckeye Auto Repair and much more

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Best place ever for exploring!!

Since my families first visit to the little buckeye we fell in love. This place has all sorts of ways for my children to be active and learn about the world around them. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Since my families first visit to the little buckeye we fell in love. This place has all sorts of ways for my children to be active and learn about the world around them. The dress-up stage area is our favorite. Right now its being repaired so we missed it today. Can't wait for that to be fixed.

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Thank Katherine G
littlebuckeyemsm, Museum Associate at Little Buckeye Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Little Buckeye strives to provide children and families opportunities to learn and discover through the power of play! Come and visit us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My three year old granddaughter is totally enthralled with the Little Buckeye Children's Museum. This is a very hands on learning experience with hours of fun for youngsters. Lots of activities. We went mid week mid morning and it was not crowded. There was no wait to play with any of the sets. Plan to go again soon and highly... More 

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littlebuckeyemsm, Museum Associate at Little Buckeye Children's Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We hope you'll visit again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were impressed with this place. Though it is pricey, the interactive areas are extremely engaging, fun, clean and attractive. It's like a two story playhouse with awesome play areas all over the place. From a theater with an actual seating area and tv to a grocery store with life sized items for sale, each area is fascinating for children... More 

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littlebuckeyemsm, Museum Associate at Little Buckeye Children's Museum, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope you'll come back soon! More 

Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

great hands on exhibits for the kids. A little pricy. But our grandson loved it!! It has multiple floors. Our grandson stayed about 3 hours and didn't want to leave.

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littlebuckeyemsm, Museum Associate at Little Buckeye Children's Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad your grandson had a good time! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We are loyal Little Buckeye fans! After attending the first time, we decided to purchase a membership through a discounted opportunity. We have used it quite a bit with our two year old and enjoy having play dates at Little Buckeye.

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littlebuckeyemsm, Museum Associate at Little Buckeye Children's Museum, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you've enjoyed your experience with us and have taken advantage of one of our memberships! More 

Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This a a fantastic place to spend an afternoon with a young child. Our 3 Year Old loves it and we bought a membership as we visit often.

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littlebuckeyemsm, Museum Associate at Little Buckeye Children's Museum, responded to this review

We're glad to hear it! More 

Loudonville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Nice variety of safe and interesting exhibits for young children. Lots of room to run and explore. The only drawback would be that there is no elevator for the handicapped, either adult or child. Otherwise, it is lots of fun. There are built in ramps to make the exhibits accessible but not to the 2nd floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I love the creativity that went into this Museum. The kid friendly auto repair shop with interactive car is my personal favorite, but I enjoy many areas of the museum. I also appreciate all of the locals that have made this museum possible for our children and grandchildren.

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Our four year old loved it. Took more than a couple hours. Good food close by, a short walk. Find free parking. Go to carousel across the street for a dollar. Stay at splash harbor in bellville.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I love taking my kids to the Buckeye Museum! It is a great place to go to burn off some energy and learn at the same time. Our favorite is the water table! We usually park at the museum and then after we play for a while, walk to the carousel and then Coney Island for lunch! It makes for... More 

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