ExpERIEnce What’s Happening

Water Table Improvements!

Over half a million children have enjoyed the water table exhibit at the Children’s Museum, which makes it one of the most beloved exhibits.  Located at the front entrance, the water table is one of the first and last exhibit that children and families enjoy during a visit. In November 2018 the Children’s Museum added… read more

Our Town Bank now open for business!

Interactive games help teach youngsters the basics of finance in a fun way. We were thrilled to open a new bank exhibit in early August, powered by PNC Grow Up Great, to help children learn pre-math skills, problem solving and critical thinking. The exhibit is funded by a $10,000 grant from the PNC Foundation in… read more

Amazing Airwaves

Puff! Whoosh! Whizz! Marvel at the magic of air as it sends balls rocketing through a maze of tubes, or causes scarves to dance and play their way to the ground. Kids of all ages are loving our latest Amazing Airwaves exhibit as they learn about air pressure and wind resistance. This exhibit was built… read more

Framed: Step into Art

The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is excited to be starting the New Year with the opening of the traveling exhibit, Framed: Step into Art. Thanks to a project grant from Erie Arts & Culture, this unique and interactive exhibit has made its way to Erie for families to enjoy through mid-May. Step into Art, which is… read more

Sensory Friendly Survey

We Want to Hear From You! Take Our Sensory Friendly Programming Survey! We at the expERIEnce Children’s Museum want to ensure that all children have the opportunity to create, imagine, and explore in our space. Our Sensory Friendly programs provide children with sensory processing differences a comfortable play environment. Your opinions on how we construct… read more

Homeschool STEAM Series

Back by popular demand…   Join us once again as we explore all things scientific, technological, engineered, artistic and mathematical! Kiddos will focus on teamwork and collaboration as they embark in a series of challenges and processed-based experiences. Hands-on learning activities geared towards ages 6-10 All classes will be offered the last Monday of the… read more

Discovery Fridays

NEW! The expERIEnce Children’s Museum and Erie Insurance are proud to present Discovery Fridays in the outdoor classroom on Fridays during the summer (June 9-August 25). Discovery Fridays run 10:30-11:30am and feature fun entertainment followed by a learning project. Admission to Discovery Fridays is discounted to $5 per person and FREE for current museum members…. read more

We want to hear from you! Take our community survey!

We want to hear from you! Please help the museum and complete this brief survey here… http://www.getstrategy.com/erieplaymatters/ Thanks to the support of families like YOU, the expERIEnce Children’s Museum has undergone significant growth in recent years. Whether you’ve been to the museum once or one hundred times, please take a few minutes to complete our… read more

Summer 2016 Recap

Director’s Notes: There have been so many exciting things that have happened this summer! We debuted a new Organ Exhibit on our Imagination Floor. It’s a one-of-a-kind interactive exhibit where kids can not only play the organ, but can take a look inside at how the sound is created. No other Children’s Museum in the country that has an… read more

Air Rocket Exhibit

Kids are now able to engage in science, engineering and math through our new Air Rocket exhibit! The exhibit will include an air rocket race to the top where users can choose a rocket or build their own, place it on the launch pad, and experience Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion. Families will… read more