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The Crayola Factory Easton

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The Crayola Factory
30 Centre Square
Easton
PA
18042
Tel: 610 515 8000

Directions

90 minutes from New York City and Philadelphia off of Routes 78 and 22.

Where are we going today?

The Crayola FACTORY and National Canal Museum at Two Rivers Landing offers two great attractions for one great price. You can paint with melted Crayola crayon wax, play in the preschooler Color Park, explore a 90-foot water canal system, and lots more fun that can last all day!

Located in historic downtown Easton, The Crayola FACTORY and National Canal Museum is a family discovery center, specializing in creative and imaginative fun for kids of all ages. Families can watch live demonstrations of Crayola crayon and marker manufacturing, and learn about the history of canal systems all while having fun playing and exploring.

The exhibits and activities at The Crayola FACTORY are colorful and interactive giving families a place to reconnect through play. Families get an opportunity to explore their creative side through hands-on art activities such as sculpt with Model Magic, paint with washable paint, create a collage and so much more.

The National Canal Museum takes visitors on a trip down a 19th century towpath canal, through towns and villages, on boats loaded with cargo for the big port city. Visitors begin their journey in Water Works, a 90-foot water-filled model canal system that wraps around two walls of the gallery. Kids and adults are immediately engaged in the fun and learning as they pilot their boats through locks, over aqueducts and up inclined planes.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$15.99
  • Children$15.99
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Seasonal variations, usually 10am to 6pm or 9.30am to 4pm but worth checking when planning.

Teachers corner

Free teacher workshops available as well as free 30 minute classes for students. Check the website for information and reservations..

I'm Hungry!

McDonald's Express is on-site and a number of nearby restaurants .

Any Top Tips?

Avoid rainy days in the summer because that's when we are most busy.

Leave your stroller in the car. Although we are stroller friendly, on busy days it is difficult to navigate strollers through the crowds.
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Need a little extra help?

ADA compliant and welcome enquiries..

Baby Facilities

Restrooms are wheelchair accessible and there are changing tables in each restroom (men's and women's). A room is also available for nursing mothers..

Can I get one of those?

The Crayola Store has a vast array of Crayola products for sale, including apparel and licensed products..

What people are saying?

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    This experience was the worst we have ever had! Not only was the admission price ridiculous but the activities were extremely lame-you can certainly color at home or play on a jungle gym at a park. We were so disappointed....it was overcrowded, understaffed and even unsafe! About 50 people too many crammed themselves and strollers into a theater built for much less! I would never go back-the only bright, well staffed, clean area was the gift shop!(of course) I would not recommend this place for any age-not enough to learn, see, do!

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    Super fun for my 2 year old and myself! Keeps her busy and happy for hours. The staff there are friendly and work very hard! We love making personal labels for our crayons, making markers and different crayon shapes. Good times all around!

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    I really enjoyed it today! You pay $18/16 per adult/child (cheaper if you order online ahead of time) and I think all the things you get to do is worth it! You get 3 tokens (parents too) as part of your admission. Each token is worth $0.50. One token will let you do one of the following:

    - make a marker
    - make a crayon with a personalized wrapping
    - get a pack of modeling clay
    - get a 4 pack of crayons
    - get 2 markers

    You can buy more tokens (2 for a $1) at any time if you want to do the above activities.

    There are also free activities including:

    -...Read More

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    My 3 year old loves this place and my 2 year old is starting to get into it. We've had great times going in the fall/winter, when we go in the summer it was a little crazy with camps.
    Some of these other reviews make me really disappointed at how miserable some parents can be when spending the day with their children. Yes, things break. I don't have a problem paying admission to a family place, I can participate all I want... or stand there with a puss on my face and whine that I had to pay. The one complaint that I really don't get is paying...Read More

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    I went to the crayola factory when I was little, and because I was in the area I decided to stop by and see what the factory experience would be like now that I am an adult. The only thing I can say is that I was shocked at how little there is to do despite a nearly $20 entrance fee. I was expecting maybe a little museum about crayola, or maybe you would get to see how crayola products are made, but there was hardly any of that. All that you can do there is get a crayon with your name on it, a marker you can choose the color of, a small sample...Read More

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by Aarati Martino

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I really enjoyed it today! You pay $18/16 per adult/child (cheaper if you order online ahead of time) and I think all the things you get to do is worth it! You get 3 tokens (parents too) as part of your admission. Each token is worth $0.50. One token will let you do one of the following:

- make a marker
- make a crayon with a personalized wrapping
- get a pack of modeling clay
- get a 4 pack of crayons
- get 2 markers

You can buy more tokens (2 for a $1) at any time if you want to do the above activities.

There are also free activities including:

- melting a crayon to make a figurine
- making a melted crayon wax picture
- seeing a cool demo of how they make crayons
- a giant climbing structure
- making digital pictures and projecting them on the wall
- taking a picture of yourself and converting it to a black and white outline akin to a coloring book page.
- going into a blacklight room and "drawing neon" on boards on the wall
- play with a giant lite brite
- ...

Seriously I cannot believe how many things they let you do. It really is an amazing experience and I recommend it. Other things I would do is bring your own lunch as we ended up paying almost $30 for 2 ice teas, chips, 2 slices of pizza, hummus and a salad. But it was good and fresh which usually isn't the case at kids' places.

Things I wish they would improve is better soundproofing in the building. It is just too plain loud!

The staff was cheerful and friendly which was also great.

Oh yeah someone complained about irrelevance of the canal exhibit. This is true, it is a leftover from the previous museum but it was fun too! The kids each get a crayon "boat" that they can push around and learn about locks work. Really neat to see in action.

by megan carola

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My 3 year old loves this place and my 2 year old is starting to get into it. We've had great times going in the fall/winter, when we go in the summer it was a little crazy with camps.
Some of these other reviews make me really disappointed at how miserable some parents can be when spending the day with their children. Yes, things break. I don't have a problem paying admission to a family place, I can participate all I want... or stand there with a puss on my face and whine that I had to pay. The one complaint that I really don't get is paying extra for everything. There are 2 areas, out of maybe 20, that require an extra fee. We keep ourselves so busy with everything that is included I don't even know what's in these rooms. I think it's nice that they're out of the way too so you can easily walk past them and the kids don't even notice.
Have fun! the kids have a great time!

by Brooke Sod

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I went to the crayola factory when I was little, and because I was in the area I decided to stop by and see what the factory experience would be like now that I am an adult. The only thing I can say is that I was shocked at how little there is to do despite a nearly $20 entrance fee. I was expecting maybe a little museum about crayola, or maybe you would get to see how crayola products are made, but there was hardly any of that. All that you can do there is get a crayon with your name on it, a marker you can choose the color of, a small sample of model magic, and then there are different stations to color or melt crayons. Also if you want to do one of the aforementioned activities prepare to wait in a very long line. I went on a thursday and spent a large portion of my time waiting in various lines. I can not imagine a weekend in this pace. So to sum it up, I can see how the crayola factory might be a place where you can take a very young child and distract them for at most two hours, or you can just color at home and save your money.

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