420 French Street
Erie, PA 16507
The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is a place that has been inspiring creativity and imagination in children for over twenty five 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 and produce a play!
Named Erie’s Choice for Museum in 2021, and for the previous 6 years, and Erie’s Choice for the Best Place to have a Birthday Party in 2017, the museum welcomes over 60,000 guests annually. Three floors including over 25 hands-on exhibits provide hours of fun for children ages 8 and under, the museum is currently expanding it’s reach to double in size. In 2014 the museum partnered with Wegman’s Food Market to completely renovate the Kids Market to include a coffee bar, shopping carts, and functioning conveyor belt. The Wegmans Market is an absolute favorite of every guest to the museum.
Find the Children's Museum in the community with The Mobile Museum. The Mobile Museum has 5 exhibits available for rental: Mobile Magnet Wall, Chalk Spinner, Flight Lab, Makers Space, and Rig-a-ma-jig. Please contact us to book the Mobile Museum for after school programming, community events, and more! We bring the van to YOU and can set up a table/tent depending on the event.
Mission Statement: 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
Fall and Winter 2022 Hours are: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm
UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.
The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.
Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.
Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.
The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.
Enjoy Santa’s Workshop every weekend for visits with Santa, live music, crafts, cookie decorating, and holiday food & drinks! They also offer cut-your-own trees, pre-cut trees, freshly made wreaths, holiday décor, and other great gifts throughout the week. The Port Farms Christmas season is November 25th - December 23rd and there is no admission fee. Plan an enchanting Christmas experience at Port Farms today! Visit www.portfarms.com for more info!
Direct Daily Flights to Charlotte and Chicago.
Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte and Chicago with connections across the country and around the world. Book your flight today at www.aa.com or www.united.com
Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”
Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.
The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.
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