The 10 Best Educational Activities for Children in Ohio!

These days, it's hard to find activities for the whole family, and even harder to find activities that provide a stimulating, fun, and more importantly, an educational experience for the children (and adults alike!). The citizens of Ohio have long recognized this need, and provide dozens of places to do just that. Here are the 10 best educational activities for children in Ohio!

1. Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Cleveland, OH

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium makes it their mission to inspire an educational curiosity in its visitors about nature, aquatic wildlife, and conservation. Not only is it an educational experience for the whole family, but it's a fun one too!

2. Akron Zoo, Akron, OH

The Akron Zoo is a great place to learn about wildlife, see animals of every ecosystem, and have a great day with the family. The Akron Zoo has been a pillar of Akron since 1953, when a small museum expanded to include a children's zoo, and it's been a great local educational activity ever since.

3. African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton, OH

You don't have to go all the way to Africa for a genuine African Safari any more. You can drive your own car through the American Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton and see camels, bison, elk, alpaca, giraffes, zebras, and more!

4. AHA! A Hands-On Adventure Children's Museum, Lancaster, OH

The AHA! A Hands-On Adventure Children's Museum started in 2006 when a group of parents and grandparents decided to create a genuine and fun learning experience for their kids. Learn about art, finance, building, plant life, and more!

5. COSI, Columbus, OH

COSI (Center of Science and Industry) is one of the most popular scientific educational locations in Ohio and has been since it was commissioned in 1962. With interactive exhibits, a planetarium, a Giant Screen National Geographic Theater to explore science, culture, history, and nature with 3D technology, and 4K projection, COSI is one of the most educational experiences your family can attend.

6. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a one-stop adventure for kids and adults alike to learn about land and oceanic animals alike in a day filled with fun. They opened in 1927 with a small collection of animals, and has become a great contributor to nature conservation and animal protection ever since.

7. SunWatch Indian Village Archaeological Park, Dayton, OH

SunWatch Indian Village Archaeological Park states that their mission “is to protect, preserve and research the cultural remains of the SunWatch National Historic Landmark archaeological site.” They educate thousands of visitors every year about archaeology, Native American culture, and heritage stewardship.

8. NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

The NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is the place to go in Ohio to learn about all things related to the cosmos, space travel, and all the different aspects of how NASA operates. You can get hands-on with genuine NASA equipment, or even spot the International space station and learn all about how astronauts survive in space.

9. Sauder Village, Archbold, OH

Sauder Village is the only place to learn about Ohio's historic past from 1803 to 1928. With expert guides in full authentic costume ready to take you on a tour through the history of 19th century homes, shops, and life, you can learn how the pioneers crafted glass, metal, fiber, wood and clay.

10. Olentangy Indian Caverns, Delaware, OH

The Olentangy Indian Cavers were formed millions of years ago by a massive underground river cutting through solid limestone rock. These days, you can take a tour and learn all about the ancient Indian lore in a maze of winding limestone passages and spacious underground rooms.

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