ExpERIEnce What’s Happening

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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

Open Art Studio and Exploration Station

Join us for our new Open Art Studio and Hands-on Exploration Station! Every Tuesday, Museum educators and staff will lead visitors in an art activity and every Wednesday they will lead hands-on activities. Art Studio and Exploration Station is funded through ECGRA (Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority) Lead Asset Funding and is included in general museum admission! Art… read more

Sensory Friendly Free Admission Days at the Museum

Sensory friendly days are an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment! Staff goes through the Museum ahead of time to turn down lights, limit extra sounds and stop distracting motions.  Our Sensory Friendly… read more

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Traveling Exhibit – Coming Soon!

This traveling exhibit will be making its way to your expERIEnce Children’s Museum in March.  It will captivate visitors with The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill.  Storyland leads children through everyday activities where they have the opportunity to learn about literacy… read more

Discovery Corner- Now open!

Discovery Corner is located directly next to the Children’s Museum at the corner of 5th and French Streets and features 10 interactive elements.  The classroom incorporates essential elements to outdoor play including an entry feature, open play space, climbing/crawling area, building space, nature art, music and movement, sensory gardens, discovery paths, gathering area, quiet reading… read more

Sneak Peak- Discovery Corner Outdoor Classroom

April 29, 2015 Here’s a sneak peek of our Outdoor Classroom- Discovery Corner! We have been busy making plans to develop the courtyard on the corner of 5th and French Street. Plans for “Discovery Corner- our Outdoor Classroom” are underway. The museum staff has been working with Dahlkemper’s Landscape Designers to bring fun elements of… read more

Director’s Note

There is so much excitement at the Children’s Museum! We are putting the finishing touches on our new Tot Spot, Open Studio Center and Kid’s Art Gallery in the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Creativity Floor. These new exhibits, made possible through a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Erie, will open later this… read more