Ronald McDonald House Charities Creativity Floor

The Ronald McDonald House Charities Creativity Floor opened in 2012 and features several arts related exhibits, educational classes, programming and activities.


*With the new 2021 Summer hours, we will be closing this floor for our summer camps and our birthday parties.  Don’t fret! We will be locating your favorited exhibits to other floors for fun and play.  


The Open Studio Art Center

The Open Studio Center is where kids can let their creative imagination soar through painting. Explore the rotating art instruction displays to learn something new!

The gallery wall features art created by our visitors in the Open Studio Center! Leave your masterpiece with us and we’ll be sure to hang it in our gallery. Gallery Masterpieces rotate weekly.

Effortless Art Crayons by Two Sparrows Learning Systems – Two Sparrows Learning Systems is a local Erie company that makes ecofriendly and inclusive educational and art materials. Effortless Art Crayons at 100% recycled! The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is now a donation site. Drop off crayons to the bin located in the snackroom! Your support can make #makearteffortless for others! Made in Erie. Made from recycled materials. Made for every person’s needs.

*Summer 2021 location – Explore Floor (former snack room)

Fun with Light

sponsored by The FirstEnergy Foundation

Kids of all ages will have fun experimenting with different materials on our light tables and light peg wall. What materials work best to “let the light shine through?”


*Summer 2021 location – Explore Floor



 Baby GardenTiny Tot Spot Photo

The Baby Garden opened in October 2014 thanks to the support of Ronald McDonald Charities of Erie. This area is specifically designed for children ages 2 and under.

*Summer 2021 location – Imagination Floor