ExpERIEnce Children's Museum – Erie, PA

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Message

UPDATE: June 25


We have some exciting news!  Now that Erie County is moving into the Green Phase the expERIEnce Children’s Museum has planned to open to members on Tuesday July 7 and then to the general public on Tuesday July 14.

We are committed to upholding safety guidelines required to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which include: 1) physically distancing; 2) wearing face coverings; 3) washing and sanitizing hands; 4) cleaning and disinfecting surfaces; and 5) staying home if sick.

Like most places reopening after COVID-19, the Children’s Museum will be different than before, but will continue to provide families with a safe learning experience. As we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Children’s Museum, we want you to know the steps the Children’s Museum is taking to reopen safely to our employees and visitors.  For a complete reopening plan please visit Strategy for Reopening.07222020


The Children’s Museum will open initially for three days a week including Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The Children’s Museum will open first to Members on July 7, 9, 11 and then to the general public on July 14th.


Reservations are required for both members and non-members and will be scheduled in two-hour time slots. Reservations can be made online at https://www.eriechildrensmuseum.org/

Please be aware of your ticket time.

Three individual sessions will allow for thorough disinfecting between sessions.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

9:00am – 11:00am

12:00pm – 2:00pm

3:00pm – 5:00pm


The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority. The new admission process we have put in place for our reopening was done so for the following reasons:

  • Online reservations will allow for contact-free entry.
  • Limiting the number of visitors at one time allows for recommended physical distancing. Each time slot will be limited to 75 visitors.


All visitors at the time of reservation will be asked to review and accept a health policy and code of conduct, which can be reviewed  here and at the time of reservation.

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 SUPPORT US


The Children's Museum is open! All tickets must be pre-purchased online.  click here to reserve tickets