ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum – Erie, PA

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ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum is located in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. The address for the museum is 420 French Street.

expERIEnce Children's Museum Building
expERIEnce Children’s Museum Building

There is on-street, metered parking close to the museum. There’s also a parking garage located within a block or two of the museum.

expERIEnce Children's Museum Parking Garage
Parking Garage near expERIEnce Children’s Museum

Admission can be purchased at the front entrance. The museum has two floors of activities and exhibits. The first floor of the museum is called the Explore Floor.

ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum Exhibits

The Explore Floor consists of a water table, amazing airwaves tube maze, water works exhibit, an open art studio, and the portal to the past cave.

expERIEence Children's Museum Splash
Water Table Exhibit

The water table exhibit includes aprons for your child to wear to keep them dry while playing with the paddle wheel boats, fountains, and buttons in the water.

expERIEence Children's Museum Inside Cave
Portal to the Past Cave

The Portal to the Past cave is an area to explore ancient times. Inside the cave, children can use a lantern to learn about the artifacts and look at cave drawings. There’s even a pretend camp fire and a small slide is the exit of the cave.

expERIEence Children's Museum Operation
Doctor’s Office

On the second floor, there’s many more hands-on exhibits. It’s called the Imagination Floor. One side of this floor includes pretend play opportunities like a grocery store, pizza shop, bank, and doctor’s office.

expERIEence Children's Museum Shopping Carts
Grocery Store at expERIEence Children’s Museum

There’s also a train area, where children can pretend to be conductors. A soft play area is available for younger children, and there’s also a big piano and stage area with Big Blue Blocks.

expERIEence Children's Museum Pizza Shop
expERIEence Children’s Museum Pizza Shop

ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum Expansion

ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum is currently undergoing a large remodel and expansion project. When complete, there will be a new two-story addition to their building, as well as a new outdoor programming area.

This expansion doubles the size of the museum, adds parking, and provides many more STEAM-related exhibits and programming. Learn more about this exciting project here.

Looking for more to do in Erie?

Check out this post of 17 fun things to do in Erie, Pennsylvania. VisitErie also has a summer bucket list including many more attractions in the area.

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