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A Colorful Day Trip to Crayola Experience

Embark on a Vibrant Journey of Creativity and Color

Photo courtesy of Crayola Experience.

 

It’s a short drive to fun for the whole family.

The Crayola Experience in Easton is an artistic wonderland accessible within 2.5 hours (or less) from anywhere in NEPA. From the moment you step through the doors, you’re transported to a place where every hue comes to life. With hands-on activities and dazzling exhibits, rediscover the joy of childhood and create colorful memories as a family. Crayola celebrates “the colorful originality in every child.” The 120 year old brand encourages children of every age to “express their thoughts and ideas and to make a difference in the world.” This must-visit experience is perfect for fun-loving kids and adults looking to reconnect with their artistic inner child.

 

Photo courtesy of Crayola Experience.

 

Take a trip down memory lane.

Easton is the original Crayola factory location, so they’ve kept Crayola headquarters right down the road. The name “Crayola” was coined in 1902 when founder Alice Binney recognized a need for an inexpensive alternative to imported crayons of that era. She joined the French word “craie,” meaning stick of chalk and “ola” meaning oily. The Crayola brand celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2023, and today they manufacture over 3 billion crayons each year.

 

Photo courtesy of Crayola Experience.

 

65,000 square feet of colorful family fun.

The Crayola Experience in Easton is packed with 29 creative attractions where color, chemistry, and technology magically combine. Explore Melt & Mold where you load your favorite crayon color into the machine and watch your crayon melt into a ring, critter, or special character. Sculpt colorful creations using Crayola’s Model Magic compound at the Modeling Madness station. At Meltdown, get ready to paint an awesome piece of art with melted wax. You can even create your very own Crayola crayon at the Wrap It Up station!

Wiggle up the melted wax tower, bounce and splat across the paint bridge, and slide out of the crayon box onto the chalk surface at the Color Playground. Maneuver and splash your crayon-shaped boat through an 85-foot water table at Water Works. These are just a few examples of what kind of fun your day will be full of.

 

Photo courtesy of Crayola Experience.

 

Grab a front-row seat at the shows.

Don’t leave without seeing the show about how crayons are made. Real “crayonologists” demonstrate the process of how crayons are molded, inspected, labeled, and packaged. There’s also an animated show about a new crayon that’s been left in the factory and has to figure out his fun day ahead. These shows are at alternating times, so you can pick one to see or catch both!

 

Photo courtesy of Crayola Experience.

 

Create an adventure your family won’t forget.

The entire experience is self-guided, so you can go at your own pace. You can go through it in two hours or make it an all-day-long event. Every admission ticket includes access to their 29 attractions, two tokens for special activities, and a Scribble Scrubbie. A Scribble Scrubbie is a toy pet that you can color, wash, and color again! The Crayola team recommends going through the whole experience first, because you’re able to go back to your favorite attractions.

Recharge at any point during your visit at the Café Crayola with Crayola themed foods and snacks. While you are taking a little break, be sure to check out the World’s Largest Crayon in the café seating area. Before you head home, make sure to stop at The Crayola Store with the world’s largest selection of Crayola products and unique souvenirs.

 

Photo courtesy of Crayola Experience.

 

Looking for other places to eat, stay, and play while in Easton?

With its charming atmosphere, Easton has many shopping and dining opportunities within its three-block radius, adding even more allure to your day trip. No matter what time you arrive, there’s sure to be a breakfast, lunch, or dinner spot waiting for you. You can also immerse yourself in Easton’s local boutiques, unique shops, and quaint stores. Who says you can’t turn your visit into a delightful blend of family bonding and retail therapy? If you’re not ready for the fun to end, Crayola compiled a list of nearby hotels.

 

Plan your colorful day trip to Easton, PA for Crayola Experience.


Where:

Crayola Experience
30 Centre Sq Cir, Easton, PA 18042

When:
Monday- Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Buy Online Now and Save
One-day admission to Crayola Experience is $28.99, but get $3 off when you buy ahead online. If you don’t live too far and know you’ll come back- the annual pass is only $38.99.
Children 2 years of age and younger are free.
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Featured image (top) courtesy of Crayola Experience. 

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