ExpERIEnce Children's Museum – Erie, PA

Create. Explore. Imagine. PLAY!

Introducing expERIEnce My Home!

We’ve partnered with families from different cultures who now live in Erie. Each has captured video welcoming you into their home. Meet kids from India, Puerto Rico, Congo, Syria, Nepal, Bosnia and Palestine!

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and AHN-Saint Vincent Hospital. Support for this program is also provided from an Erie Arts & Culture Project Grant, made possible by community contributions to the United Arts Fund and the Erie Arts Endowment.

Check out our expERIEnce My Home page to see all the videos!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Message

The expERIEnce Children’s Museum will be re-opening January 9, 2021. All reservations must be made online. Please continue to check our website and follow our Facebook Page to keep up to date.

All active memberships have been extended by the length of our closures. Questions concerning museum membership expiration date? Please contact Kristina at kristina@eriechildrensmuseum.org


Reservations are required for both members and non-members and will be scheduled in two-hour time slots. Reservations can be made online here!

Please be aware of your ticket time.

Individual sessions will allow for thorough disinfecting between sessions.

Mondays: 9am-11am (Members only)
Wednesdays: 9am-11am
Saturdays: 9am-11am, 12pm-2pm, 3pm-5pm
Sundays: 12pm-2pm, 3pm-5pm


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.

In effort so support families, we have created online learning resources for families to play together and to support learning at home. For these resources, please visit Parent Resources and the Children’s Museum’s Facebook Page

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


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