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Thank you to Ronald McDonald House Charities!

  We are pleased to announce a $100,000 donation for the new Children’s Museum from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Erie. RMHC of Erie is a registered 501C3 charity that provides grants to area non-profits that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Chartered to help young people in Erie,… read more

The expERIEnce Children’s Museum Breaks Ground on the New Museum Build!

The expERIEnce Children’s Museum (ECM) celebrated the ceremonial ground breaking on the first phase of the new museum earlier today in Erie, Pennsylvania. Construction is underway on the new expERIEnce Children’s Museum located on the corner of 5th and French Street in Downtown Erie and will include a 35,000 square foot state of the art… read more

The Journey to the New expERIEnce Children’s Museum Begins!

  Construction has begun in the Outdoor Classroom as Phase 1 of the build begins. Phase 1 is estimated to finish Spring of 2023! Please note that as construction continues, parking along the left side of 5th Street is no longer available in front of the museum. There is street parking on the North end of… read more

Thank you to The Erie Community Foundation!

Thank you to The Erie Community Foundation for supporting the expansion of the Children’s Museum with a $3 Million grant through the Susan Hirt Hagen Fund for Transformational Philanthropy! The Erie Community Foundation is a catalyst for growth in Erie and we are incredibly thankful for their belief in this project! Find out more about… read more

Governor Tom Wolf visit

Governor Tom Wolf visited the Museum on Thursday, January 27, 2022 to celebrate the $5 Million Investment to expand the expERIEnce Children’s Museum! We are incredibly grateful to have been chosen to receive part of this very generous funding. These funds will go a long way to ensure that our mission continues in a larger,… read more

Thank you Big Ideas Learning!

We are so thankful to have received a pledge of $500,000 from Big Ideas Learning towards the Full STEAM Ahead Capital Campaign! Big Ideas Learning “We are proud to support the expansion of our community’s expERIEnce Children’s Museum in downtown Erie! The museum has inspired creativity and imagination in children for generations and we’re happy… read more

Introducing expERIEnce My Home, a New Little Video Series!

 We’ve partnered with six New American families who now live in Erie. Each has captured video that introduces you to their culture and lives. Meet kids from Bosnia, Congo, India, Nepal, Puerto Rico, and Syria! January 30th  expERIEnce My Home Week 1: India  This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the… read more

Partnership with Local Artist

The “Great Indoor” Coloring Series (May 1, 2020) The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is excited to announce a partnership with local artist, Heather Cash.  Heather has been a long-time friend of the Children’s Museum and her beautiful mural artwork can be found on many walls inside the Museum.  The coloring pages are uniquely designed for the… read more