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expERIEnce Children's Museum

Erie, PA

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Address: 420 French St, Erie, PA 16507, USA How do we get there? Number: 814-453-3743
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Are you excited to experience the expERIEnce Children's Museum in Erie, because there is a world of creativity, inspiration and imagination waiting for kids under 8 years within those museum walls!

The expERIEnce Children's Museum offers a safe, family-centered educational experience via their hands-on activities, interactive exhibit and imagination through play.

Here, kids can race a boat, paint a masterpiece, produce a play, and just imagine a career based on something they LOVE!

This fun and colorful children's museum features over 50 exhibits across three floors, all designed to encourage learning and development through play, and hands-on interaction.

Creative and curious kids are encouraged to touch, experiment, role play, dress up, and be whoever they want to be, and channel what they love.

Kids can experiment with different materials on the light tables, or bring out their creative side and build something amazing with the Lego Wall.

For those little ones in the family, they can enjoy the Baby Garden, specially designed for playful kiddies under 2 years, with soft play and age appropriate activities ideal for their development.

On the Explore Floor, kids can explore the coolest cave in town as they grab their lantern and delve for artifacts, stop by the campfire and check out the cave drawings, or they can make a SPLASH at the Water Table - oneo of the most popular exhibits within the museum.

Don't miss spending some time in Our Town, where kids can role play various roles within a kiddie sized town, just like Mom & Dad! They can be a doctor or a patient, a banker, check X-Rays, solve math problems, and even make a "pizza" in the kitchen!

There is SO much fun for kids under 8 years at the expERIEnce Children's Museum, could it be possible that there is TOO much to enjoy in just one day? 

There is only one way to find out!

Activity location


From I-90, take exit I-79 North. Travel North and follow signs to the Bayfront Highway. Travel the Bayfront Highway and turn right onto State Street. Turn left on East 4th Street. Turn right onto French Street. The Children’s Museum will be on the right side.

Metered parking is available on 4th Street, 5th Street, State Street and French Street. Meters take quarters or download the meterEZ mobile parking app. There is a parking ramp available on 2nd Street between State St. and French St. and located next to the Hospital.

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How much does it cost?









$1.50 off admission for seniors. Free admission for active duty military


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12 months


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expERIEnce Children's Museum FAQ’s

A small family snack area, which seats up to 12 guests inside the museum is available for you to enjoy a lunch or snack you bring. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase from vending machines located in the snack room

The experience Children’s Museum gift shop is stocked full of educational and fun items. It’s a great place to find unique gifts for every child and every occasion. All gift shop proceeds support the museum.

Educational groups including schools, churches, summer camps, etc. receive discounted admission of $5 per person. 1 chaperone is admitted free per 5 children. Give them a call to arrange!

Stop at their front desk on your next visit to the museum to check out one of their sensory friendly backpacks. They also offer sensory friendly playtimes on select dats

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