ExpERIEnce Children's Museum – Erie, PA

Create. Explore. Imagine. PLAY!

Join us for our Birthday Bash on August 8!

We missed celebrating our 25th birthday last year due to COVID-19. Join us as we celebrate this year!

Celebrate the museum with face painting by Taradoodles, music by DJ Bill Page, and a show from Danka ‘n Ollie of “Forever Friends,” plus enjoy free hotdogs, cake, refreshments. The Birthday Bash is included with admission, so join the party and play through the exhibits like it’s 1995.

For one weekend only, there is discounted admission and membership prices in honor of ECM’s 25th birthday! We’re throwing back the admission and membership prices to 1995. Don’t miss out on visiting the museum on August 7th and 8th for $3.50 admission and grab a $25 membership!

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

Street Soiree Online Auction!

Get your bids ready, because our online auction is live! From now until the end of the Street Soiree at 10pm on August 7th, we are taking bids on baskets filled with arts supplies, hotel packages, fitness memberships, and MORE! Even enter to win Seawolves tickets or a year of free pizza.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Message

June 28, 2021


Following the CDC guidance, guests and staff fully vaccinated, are not required to wear masks in the Museum. Masks are welcomed and encouraged for those who have not been fully vaccinated.

Inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

Visitors to the expERIEnce Children’s Museum agree to adhere to our guidelines and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

The Children’s Museum relies entirely on earned revenue, donor contributions and grants.  The majority of the Museum’s budget (65%) comes from admission, membership, program, and gift shop sales.

Please make a gift today to ensure the Children’s Museum can continue to support children and families?

To learn how you can help your Children’s Museum during the COVID-19 shutdown please click here


Join us August 7th for our adults only event - We're Gonna Party Like It's 1995!   Tickets on sale now!