expERIEnce Children’s Museum

Discovery Corner, an Outdoor Classroom had its grand opening on June 2, 2015, and has since provided nearly 500,000 guests the opportunity to use nature as an integral part of their children’s education. With support from the Erie Community Foundation, Erie Federal Credit Union, Erie Insurance, PNC Bank, The Ophelia Project and Wegmans, Discovery Corner quickly became a staple of the ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum for 7 years.

Discovery Corner as we know it now, will close its ‘doors’ in March of 2022 as its footprint will become the home for a large 3 story expansion project. Once that space is complete, we will move from our current building so that it can be renovated and eventually become one cohesive space, doubling our current square footage. We are thrilled to be able to provide this one of a kind children’s museum to the people of the Erie community and surrounding areas and look forward to opening a new and improved Nature Explore Classroom in a green space that we affectionately refer to as ‘the wedge.’ This space will boast an amphitheater and water feature alongside new ways to promote educational discoveries in nature. Our future is bright!