UPDATE: December 31, 2020

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

We have some exciting news! Now that Erie County is in the Green Phase, the expERIEnce Children’s Museum is open. 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. Review our Strategy for Reopening plan here.


  • 9:00am-11:00am
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm


  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reservations are required for both members and non-members and will be scheduled in two-hour time slots.

Three individual sessions will allow for thorough disinfecting between sessions.

*Please note:
With our current ticketing system, we are temporarily NOT able to accept coupons, free passes or member guest passes.

Admission tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to visit, please let us know 24 hours before your visit date and time so we can make room for others. If you would like to reschedule your visit please contact

Click here to make a Reservation or Click here to become a Member

Please be aware of your ticket time.

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 the ECM Health Policy and Code of Conduct.


To ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff, the expERIEnce Children’s Museum requires that anyone enter the Museum to be free of the following symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, and/or new loss of sense of smell or taste.

Also, anyone entering the Museum must NOT have come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days.


We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment at the expERIEnce Children’s Museum, but we need your help! We are asking all guests and visitors to partner with us in our COVID-19 wellness efforts. When visiting you are agreeing to follow our code of conduct, which includes:

    •  Do NOT enter If you or your child are feeling sick
    • Always wear masks that cover your nose and mouth (ages 2 and up)
    • Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from you and others
    • Wash your hands and/or hand sanitize at the entrance, throughout your visit, and before exiting
    • Adhere to the capacity limits posted at the exhibits


General admission:

Children age 1 and younger: Free
Guests age 2 and older including adults: $8.00
State EBT card holder: $2 for up to 4 people. You must show your photo ID with your EBT card in order to receive the discounted rate
Museum members: Free