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Take the Kids: Crayola Experience

This Easton, PA staple is a can’t-miss for creative kids.


Photo courtesy of Discover Lehigh Valley

Crayola has a long history in Easton that dates back to the early 20th century when Binney & Smith Company made slate pencils, chalk and the first crayons at an Easton water-powered grist mill.  The old Crayola Factory shut down a few years back and was completely revamped in 2013 with an experience your budding artists will love. Crayola Experience has 26 hands-on, interactive activities and attractions. The kids can make spin art with melted wax, mold a melted crayon into a ring or racecar, draw on giant glowing art boards, climb on a 2-story Crayola-themed playground complete with a chalkboard floor and turn a paper drawing into a live animated creation. Your kid can even make a wax mold of their hand, plus name and wrap their own Crayola crayon.

When they’re are all colored out, stop by the gift shop (there’s a huge wall full of crayons that you can pick and choose from to make your own custom box!) or grab a bite at Cafe Crayola or the Snack Shack. Before or after you go, consider stopping at the Easton Farmer’s Market, the longest continuously-running open-air market in the country, or Easton Public Market, an indoor venue packed with a variety of vendors. The farmer’s market is across the street from Crayola, and the public market is around the corner.

Photo courtesy of Discover Lehigh Valley

Crayola Experience Easton is one of four locations in the country. The Easton locale is at 30 Centre Square, Easton, PA. Call 1-888-875-5263 or visit crayolaexperience.com/easton for more information. Admission for guests ages 3 and up is $17.99 online and $19.99 at the door. You can also get unlimited visits for a whole year with annual passes for $29.99, 3 annual passes for $79.99 (online) or 4 for $99.99 (online).


For more information about Lehigh Valley, visit discoverlehighvalley.com.

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