Plan Your Visit


  • Wednesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 1pm-5pm
  • Monday – Tuesday closed

*member early access Saturdays from 9am-10am


  • Adult $8.00
  • Child (age 2 & older) $8.00
  • Senior (age 62 & older) $6.50
  • Military (with ID) $5.00*
  • Museums for All (EBT card holders, up to 4 people per card) $2.00
  • Museum member free! Purchase an expERIEnce Children’s Museum membership here!



The Blue Star Museum program will launch on May 21, 2022 – Armed Forces Day and run through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. We offer free admission to active duty military members including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Reserve members and up to five family members. Please present military ID upon entering the museum to redeem the discount.



ACM Reciprocal Admission:

To receive Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network benefits, you must present a current Membership Card from an ACM reciprocal institution with the ACM Reciprocal Network logo on the card and a valid photo ID. ACM reciprocity will grant 50% discount on admission fees for up to 6 people that are listed on your institution’s membership.

The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is NOT a member of the ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers)


Parking and Directions:

expERIEnce Children’s Museum
420 French Street, Erie, PA 16507


Please note that as construction continues, parking along the left side of French Street is no longer available in front of the museum.

Metered Street parking is available on the North end of French Street, 4th  Street, State Street, around Perry Square along North and South Park Row, and Peach Street.

Metered lot parking is accessible on the corner of 3rd and French Street.

Metered parking can be paid using quarters or via the MeterEZ mobile parking app.

Garage parking is available on East 3rd St. You can find all parking garages and their rate through the Erie Parking Authority.

On the weekends, Erie Insurance graciously allows us to use their free parking lot directly across from the museum on French Street.


*Mask Policy 

As of March 1st, universal indoor masking is no longer required by all children (ages 2 and older), staff, and visitors at the expERIEnce Children’s Museum. Those who are not vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while in the facility.

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

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.

Please read the COVID-19 FAQs to prepare for your visit.


Please call the museum at 814-453-3743 or email