If you have kids who love crayons and all things related to coloring, they will love a visit to Crayola Experience Easton PA. It is a roomy, crayon-centric warehouse filled with colorful kid-friendly activities and events. Read on to find out more.
A highlight is the Modeling Madness attraction, where kids can sculpt with modeling clay that dries to a foam substance. Admission includes two tokens that can be used to “purchase” markers at the many marker machines scattered throughout the experience.
Get Your Tickets Online
Purchasing your tickets online before visiting saves you money, plus you can skip the ticket booth line and enter directly into the attraction. Tickets are $22 for children 3 and older, with annual passes available for families who plan to visit multiple times.
Kids can let their creativity run wild in this massive crayon-centric warehouse. The rooms are packed with colorful kid-friendly activities, events, and a cafe & store. Plan on at least 3-4 hours to explore all of the attractions.
Kids can name their very own Crayola crayon, create swirly-whirly masterpieces at DripArt and melt wax souvenirs. They can also cruise little painted Crayola boats on the water table and even be a star on their very own coloring page! Be sure to save room for some yummy ice cream at the Crayola Café. (Admission to the Crayola Café is not included in your ticket price.) Outside food & drinks are not allowed inside the attraction, but there is a large selection in the Crayola Store on the first floor of the attraction.
Arrive at Opening
A visit to Crayola Experience is a great way for families to create a lifetime of colorful memories. Located in downtown Easton, the one-of-a-kind family attraction is just a short drive from NYC and Philadelphia.
The building was formerly known as the Crayola Factory and it underwent a major renovation when it reopened in May of 2013. During our trip, the kids were thrilled to find new and exciting attractions that made art come alive.
Among the new features are the Wrap It Up exhibit where guests can name and wrap their own crayons, the Drip Art display that allows guests to paint with melted wax, and a live theater show about how Crayola crayons are made.
The majority of the attractions are included in the admission price but there are a few that require an additional fee. Be sure to dress children in play clothes, and expect them to get messy! Be prepared to spend a full day here, and plan on arriving before it gets too busy. Here is another spot to visit.
Avoid the Lines
If you’re visiting on a busy day (especially during school holidays or weekends) there will likely be some lines for the more popular attractions. Arriving at the opening will give you the best chance of avoiding these long waits. For example, if you want to do the Melt & Mold and Drip Art activities it’s a good idea to head here first rather than saving them for floor 3, which is the giant climbing/slide structure.
Also, if you want to see the Crayon Factory Show be sure to get in line before it starts. The show runs every hour the half hour, and if you’re waiting in line for other attractions it can be hard to pop down to catch it.
Be sure to stop by Cafe Crayola for some delicious kid-friendly food. You’ll find it on the first floor, right next to Wrap It Up. And don’t forget to visit the Crayola Store to grab some one-of-a-kind souvenirs!
Take a Selfie
Whether you’re a fan of crayons, markers, or both, you’ll enjoy visiting the one-of-a-kind Crayola Experience. This colorful family attraction features 29 hands-on attractions where visitors explore art and technology, express creativity, and experience color in a whole new way. Kids can name and wrap their own Crayola crayon, make a swirly-whirly masterpiece at Drip Art, take selfies to a whole new level as Silly Selfies, melt wax souvenirs, Be-A-Star in their own coloring page, and even see a show about how crayons are made.
Arriving at the opening gives you the best chance of enjoying popular attractions such as Drip Art and Melt & Mold without long waits. Save the augmented reality experience and giant climbing/slide structure for later in your day when the kids are ready to tire out. Crayola Experience Easton PA also offers a cafe, souvenir buckets of popcorn, and the world’s largest selection of Crayola products for purchase. Next article.
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