To provide a safe, family-centered educational experience that inspires creativity, exploration and imagination through play, interactive exhibits and innovative programming.
To achieve this, we believe in:
•Creating powerful tools to enhance school readiness and enrichment of children ages birth – 8 years.
•Being a community resource for information focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
•Playing a role in Community Outreach to allow accessibility for all through strategic partnerships
•Creating an exciting experience where families can interact and learn together
Programs and Services
The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is a place that has been inspiring creativity and imagination in children for over twenty years. The museum is a non-profit organization located in the historic cultural district of downtown Erie whose entire mission is to provide a safe, family-centered educational experience that inspires creativity, exploration, and imagination through play, interactive exhibits, and innovative programming.
The museum is a place where children can race a boat, paint a painting, shop healthy, imagine a career, explore magnets and produce a play. Named Erie’s Choice for Museum in 2018 and the past 5 years and Erie’s Choice for the Best Place to have a Birthday Party in 2017, the museum welcomes over 60,000 guests annually.