Back by popular demand… Join us once again as we explore all things scientific, technological, engineered, artistic and mathematical! Kiddos will focus on teamwork and collaboration as they embark in a series of challenges and processed-based experiences. Hands-on learning activities geared towards ages 6-10 All classes will be offered the last Monday of the… read more
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NEW! The expERIEnce Children’s Museum and Erie Insurance are proud to present Discovery Fridays in the outdoor classroom on Fridays during the summer (June 9-August 25). Discovery Fridays run 10:30-11:30am and feature fun entertainment followed by a learning project. Admission to Discovery Fridays is discounted to $5 per person and FREE for current museum members…. read more
We want to hear from you! Take our community survey!
We want to hear from you! Please help the museum and complete this brief survey here… http://www.getstrategy.com/erieplaymatters/ Thanks to the support of families like YOU, the expERIEnce Children’s Museum has undergone significant growth in recent years. Whether you’ve been to the museum once or one hundred times, please take a few minutes to complete our… read more
Summer 2016 Recap
Director’s Notes: There have been so many exciting things that have happened this summer! We debuted a new Organ Exhibit on our Imagination Floor. It’s a one-of-a-kind interactive exhibit where kids can not only play the organ, but can take a look inside at how the sound is created. No other Children’s Museum in the country that has an… read more
Air Rocket Exhibit
Kids are now able to engage in science, engineering and math through our new Air Rocket exhibit! The exhibit will include an air rocket race to the top where users can choose a rocket or build their own, place it on the launch pad, and experience Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion. Families will… read more
Open Art Studio and Exploration Station
Join us for our new Open Art Studio and Hands-on Exploration Station! Every Tuesday, Museum educators and staff will lead visitors in an art activity and every Wednesday they will lead hands-on activities. Art Studio and Exploration Station is funded through ECGRA (Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority) Lead Asset Funding and is included in general museum admission! Art… read more
Sensory Friendly Free Admission Days at the Museum
Sensory friendly days are an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment! Staff goes through the Museum ahead of time to turn down lights, limit extra sounds and stop distracting motions. Our Sensory Friendly… read more
Discovery Corner- Now open!
Discovery Corner is located directly next to the Children’s Museum at the corner of 5th and French Streets and features 10 interactive elements. The classroom incorporates essential elements to outdoor play including an entry feature, open play space, climbing/crawling area, building space, nature art, music and movement, sensory gardens, discovery paths, gathering area, quiet reading… read more
“It all started with a doodle”…Marc Brown to visit the Children’s Museum June 1.
Director’s Notes: I am so honored to welcome Erie native, Children’s Author & Illustrator Marc Brown to the museum on Monday June 1. My personal connection with Marc dates back to my very early childhood. Marc’s Mom, Renita Brown was like a 2nd grandmother to me. “Nina” as I called her, always gave me Marc’s books for birthdays,… read more
Sneak Peak- Discovery Corner Outdoor Classroom
April 29, 2015 Here’s a sneak peek of our Outdoor Classroom- Discovery Corner! We have been busy making plans to develop the courtyard on the corner of 5th and French Street. Plans for “Discovery Corner- our Outdoor Classroom” are underway. The museum staff has been working with Dahlkemper’s Landscape Designers to bring fun elements of… read more