ExpERIEnce Comedy at the Children's Museum
An adults-only event filled with laughs in a whimsical space
FRIDAY, FEB. 22
The expERIEnce Children's Museum is best known for its interactive exhibits for children of all ages, but the museum has some fun in store for the grown-ups, too.
On Feb. 22, the Children's Museum will host a 21+ Comedy Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The lineup includes Bill Squire of the Alan Cox Show on 100.7 WMMS (Cleveland) as the headliner, Buffalonian Liz Reaves, and Anthony Morelli of Erie (a 2022 40 under 40 honoree). Erieite Brian Bailey will be the host for the evening. The event will also feature local beverages from Mazza Wines and Erie Beer Company.
Olivia Wickline, director of marketing and communications at expERIEnce, said that their last adults-only event in November was their first one since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the museum's expansion. "We sat down and we decided we really wanted to make these 21+ nights special, because we got huge feedback from the very first night that we hosted," Wickline said.
In the old museum, the events for adults were primarily geared towards providing networking opportunities, however, Wickline explained that the museum's new vision for 21+ nights will focus more on entertainment. "This is a chance for adults to have fun, right? You don't have to try and impress anyone, you're coming and you're having a good time." It is also a chance for adults to experience a playful and unique space with other adults. "Normally when an adult would come here you're chasing around your children, you are making sure that they aren't getting drenched at the water table," Wickline said.
In the future, the museum is looking forward to hosting more events for adults. "We're really excited to see the reception of this 21+ Comedy Night because then that'll give us even more traction to say we can do even bigger and better things," Wickline said.
6 to 8 p.m. // expERIEnce Children's Museum, 420 French St. // $30 // 21+ // For tickets and info: eriechildrensmuseum.org