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“always great experience”
Review of Crayola Experience

Crayola Experience
Ranked #1 of 2 Fun & Games in Easton
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Crayola Experience is bursting with 26 exciting hands-on activities where you can name and wrap your own Crayola crayon, star in your own coloring page and so much more!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“always great experience”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We have been there several times and each time the kids manage to have a lot of fun. Some construction going on now but they have handled it very well. Wish they add more section and activities to the 4th floor museum like its in children museum of manhattan. will go back. More crayons around the house .. yay.....

Visited December 2012
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“First Rate Way to Spend Chilly Afternoon!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I scanned a few of the other reviews & I am sure I don't agree on a lot of the negative comments. For $12, our daughter was occupied for close to 4 hours & we left with a bag full of crafts she had made as well as 2 small boxes of crayons, a few extra packs of modeling clay, some markers and smiles on our faces. I think that is great value!

Sure, it's not a true factory tour, but you do get a flavor of the manufacturing process in at least one exhibit. The rest of the experience is devoted to several floors of open craft areas where kids can “play” with crayons, chalk, markers, painting with warm wax, modeling with clay and so much more. There are also areas to experiment with technology (for example, the child can choose to have their image added to a coloring page with Cinderella or Spiderman or dance in front of a special screen), and a waterworks area which is truly wonderful - I think it's left from when the canal museum was onsite but still it's a fun hands-on exhibit.

On the day we visited (Saturday in mid-December), Santa was circulating too so that was a nice bonus, and for some reason it was not crowded so even the adults were able to have fun with the art projects (side note: everyone in party does pay $12 entrance fee but it comes with 3 tokens, per guest, to get extra “freebies” and most other craft items are included as part of the entrance fee). The free downtown parking was a treat (at least on the day we went), and we found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Don’t forget a visit to the Crayola store afterwards where you can find some unique items not available in many local stores. We would definitely go back again, hopefully when not too crowded (our previous visit was during the summer peak)! Also look for a coupons in entertainment books which is how we saved $1 per person on the entry.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“a lot of fun...go on a weekday”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

You totally get your money's worth...they do a great job. On the weekend it is packed...really packed near Christmas season.

Visited December 2012
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Columbus, OH
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102 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fun for a half day trip, but could be better”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

The previous reviews are accurate. If you have little kids, its a fun day for them to create and where you don't have to clean up their mess. It took us about 3 hours to go through. People with kids 7-10 will probably require more time.

The neighborhood is not desirable though.

I wish they had more of their products to try out. For example, they have a ton of chalk products. But the chalk play area was only a sidewalk with a bucket of chalk. I mean, my kids have that at home. They could spif it up by letting them try the fun other products they make for sidewalks. However, my child didn't seem to mind.

Also, they make crayola beginning products, and yet the "toddler" area is sadly lacking with just a few out dated toys on the wall and a ball drop toy. Crayola: let the kids play with some of the products and guess what, the parents might see the kid enjoying it and buy it.

There is a canal museum area upstairs. We didn't get to spend much time here, but it seems neat.

Visited November 2012
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Crayola experience”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

this is not a "tour of the factory" but a marketplace with a 10 minute visual of how Crayola makes their crayons and magic markers. There are four floors of activities to do at your leisure (if not large crowds are waiting) Our group included two adults and two children and we went on a not busy weekday. we colored cut outs supplied, dabbled in puzzle making and modeling clay. McDonalds is no longer within the building so a walk across the street to any of 5 to 10 restaurants are very close and with your tag you can come and go from the Crayola building the same day.) parking is just across the street as well. and OF course after you are finished with the "experience" r ight next door is the
Crayola STORE where you can purchase any of the Crayola items that you used that day. a fun thing to do.. geared for children 4 to 12. was disappointed we didn't see more of how the crayons were made.

Visited November 2012
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