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Every Drop Counts Campaign
The Children’s Museum education philosophy is focused on discovery learning by providing opportunities for children to explore, create, and imagine. Through exhibit design, education programming, and parent and teacher tools the Museum supports the Erie Community by nurturing family engagement and supporting play as critical to the physical, emotional, and social development of every child.

Over half a million children and families have enjoyed the water table exhibit at the Children’s Museum, making it one of the most beloved exhibits.

Play at the water table helps to stimulate senses, encourage curiosity and exploration, support creativity and imagination, develop fine and gross motor skills, practice problem solving, and encourage learning through hands-on experience.

 Your donation is key to improving the water table and ensuring that learning through water play continues to grow at the Children’s Museum.

 Please invest in the, Every Drop Counts Campaign, to help ensure that every family can experience water play. With your help we can increase the educational impact of water play by adding duck slides, bucket dumps, Archimedes screw pump, and wave tank.

Your support makes all the difference!  




A message from Museum Executive Director and Board President:

This is an incredibly exciting time for your expERIEnce Children’s Museum and all who benefit from our innovative programs and play experiences. The tremendous support of our donors, patrons and volunteers fueled our progress, and for that we offer heartfelt thanks. We have once again seen an intense year of growth with admissions reaching nearly 60,000 and annual memberships climbing to 1300 families.

Our education programs inside the museum and through community outreach reached more people than ever before. As an organization, we deepened our understanding about the value of purposeful play and continued to refine the way we engage parents and the community in this important cause.

Thank you for supporting the Children’s Museum and our mission to provide a safe, family-centered educational experience that inspires creativity, exploration and imagination through play, interactive exhibits and innovative programming.

“The children’s museum has always been one of our kids’ favorite places to go, not just to play and interact with other children, but to learn and explore. The staff and facility are phenomenal and we consider them like family.” -Heather Kloecker, museum member and mom of 3.



Support us on AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the expERIEnce Children’s Museum every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shop at, search “Erie Children’s Museum,” and then select Experience Children’s Museum as the charity you want to support! With every purchase you make, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the museum.