Take the family to the Crayola Experience in Easton PA to discover everything there is to know about crayons. Do you know how many crayons are in the world? How about how many different colors of crayons exist? Do you want to make your own color crayon and even a label for it? Want to see the world’s largest crayon? You can see and learn all about crayons at the Crayola Experience PA.
Although you are maybe expecting a crayon factory tour, this is not what you will be seeing. You will find a fun-filled day for the whole family at the Crayola Experience.
Instead of touring a factory, Crayola has put together 23 one-of-a-kind attractions designed to inspire imagination through play to your children. Your kids will learn by playing, all about color chemistry and magic combined to make the whole Crayola Experience.
You will be able to see how crayons are made as Crayola has moved some of their machinery to the experience to demonstrate the exact procedures of crayon making in a safe environment. You will get to see the color mixing and melting and finally the forming into crayons. They will also show you commercials and how they advertised their products through the years.
All activities are self-guided so you can go at your kid’s pace.
Note: Some attractions have been modified or eliminated due to COVID, so please check the Crayola Experience website for more details. LINK
Crayola Experience PA Ticket Information
The regular ticket price is $24.99, but you can purchase online for $20.99 with children 2 and under free. Due to Covid restrictions, you must make reservations and are valid only for the date and time stamped on the ticket.
Season tickets are also available with several different plans. See their website for details.
Current Covid restrictions include temperature checks, mask required, cashless transactions only, and clear bag only policy. This includes purses, diaper bags, and backpacks.
Tickets are good for only the location that you chose. Other locations include Chandler AZ, Mall of America MN, Orlando FL, and Plano TX.
Crayola Experience PA Attractions
This is what you will see and do while at the Crayola Experience:
Make a colorful craft (theme changes daily) and let your imagination run wild with color, cut, and paste projects.
Attraction using a tablet solving colorful challenges.
Take a picture with “Big Blue” which is made of 100,000 blue canyons from around the world.
Be A Star
This is great! You get to take a picture of yourself and make it into a coloring book page then you get to color it.
This is a giant caddy that holds thousands of Crayola of all colors.
Wrap It Up
Create your very own crayon label and you get to wrap it around your personalized crayon.
A live show where you learn all about the science and magic of color.
A virtual study where you create, color, and design either a car or fashion design then you get to see it on the racetrack or the fashion runway.
Crayon Factory Show
Learn how crayons are made and learn crayon facts as you watch the live show.
Create & Play
Play arcade games with Crayola’s new app and experiment with color.
Load fresh crayons into the Drop Machine and watch them melt into a colorful design.
Melt & Mold
Load a crayon into the machine and watch it mold into a Crayola Experience keepsake.
Roll, mold and blend your favorite colors into a project that changes monthly.
A colorful painting project you make and it’s ready for you to take home at the end of your visit.
Outside the Box
Come to see how Crayola products are made.
Create and cut your own puzzle so you can make it over and over again!
A digital experience where colors are “pouring” and you get to feel them on your head and catch them in your hands.
Get your very own scribble scrabble (free), a washable pet that you get to color and take home.
Draw on the walls and floors with chalk or dry-erase markers in the “neighborhood of fun”.
The interactive room where you bring your selfie to life. Put it in different scenes and see them come alive in an underwater seascape or royal room.
Stomp & Play
A stomp and play are where you get to stomp, kick and play your way through colorful games and interact with exhibits on the floor.
Make “out of this world” art with images and textures.
This one-of-a-kind 85-foot water table where you move a boat through working locks and the canal system.
Trading Post (extra cost)
Premium craft room where you can make sand art, fabric art, and more.
Wax Hands (extra cost)
Want a wax scripture of your hand, well you can it at the Crayola Experience.
Just dip your hand into the wax 3 times and the staff does the rest. You get to take home this special keepsake that will last forever.
To participate in Wax Hands you must be at least 6 years old and must follow the directions of the person helping to create your masterpiece.
All this fun making you hungry? Well grab a colorful snack such as cupcakes or make your own pizza among other foods available at the Café Crayola.
The Crayola Store
A gift shop with the largest selection of Crayola products. Grab your favorite crayon souvenirs.
Temporarily Closed Attractions
The Toddler Town color playground and the character meet and greet are temporarily closed due to Covid. Hopefully, soon they will be able to be reopened when the world returns to a safer place.
For other Things to Do in Pennsylvania see my post on places to visit in the Amish Country.
Things to do near Crayola Experience PA
Klein Farms Dairy & Creamery
A great place to bring the kids. This working dairy farm has farm animals, a petting zoo, 2 playgrounds, and at certain times of the year, a corn maze, and hayrides. You can always get fresh homemade dairy products and of course their homemade ice cream.
Address: 410 Klein Road, Easton
Easton Farmers Market
Outdoor market from May to November with fresh local produce, meat, dairy, and baked goods. You can grab something to eat and listen to some good music too.
Address: 325 Northampton Street, Easton
Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Take a tour (45 minutes) of this authentic industrial manufacturing plant brewery that specializes in strong beers. Open 7 days a week and live music and food trucks on the weekends.
Address: 905 Line Street, Easton
National Canal Museum
The highlight of this museum is a 45-minute mule-drawn canal ride on a restored section of the Lehigh Canal. There is also foot and bicycle access to the park’s working locks and there are picnic tables, a playground and canoe, paddleboat, and bicycle rentals.
Address: 2750 High Moore Park Road, Easton
Easton PA hosts the annual Baconfest at the beginning of November. This 2-day event is just all bacon-themed everything from food, art, and exhibits. The festival also has musical acts as well as a 5K Bacon Run.
Restaurants near Crayola Experience PA
Here are some restaurants in the area:
- Giacomo Italian Specialty 700 Cattell Street
- Stoke Coal Fire Pizza 1 Lehn Court
- Eaton Public Market 325 Northampton Street
- Ocean 235 Ferry Street
- River Grille 243 Northampton Street
- The Barbecue Boys 7 Union Square
- Marblehead Chowder House 4101 William Penn Hwy
- Diner 248 3701 Easton Nazareth Hwy
- Daddy’s Place 650 Northampton Street
- Three Oak Steakhouse 323 Northampton Street
- Two Rivers Brewing Company 542 Northampton Street
As you can see you and your kids will enjoy a fun-filled day at the Crayola Experience in PA. Make sure to give yourself at least 3 to 4 hours at this family attraction.