Tom Ridge Environmental Center

301 Peninsula Dr.
Erie, PA 16505-2042- Map It
Phone: (814) 833-7424

AAA Editor Notes

Tom Ridge Environmental Center is at 301 Peninsula Dr. at the entrance of Presque Isle State Park. The state-of-the-art facility was designed to be a green building with environmental-friendly features and includes 7,000 square feet of exhibit space. Two floors of exhibits and hands-on displays chronicle the natural history of the area. A 15-minute orientation film is shown in a 60-seat theater every 20 minutes. A 75-foot observation tower provides panoramic views of Lake Erie. The Big Green Screen, a 4-story, 45-foot-wide giant screen theater, presents science and entertainment films. Changing exhibits are offered throughout the year. Food is available.
Center free. Big Green Screen movies $5-$7.50.
Hours: Daily 10-6. Big Green Screen movies are shown on the hour 10-6. Food is available daily 11-4. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 2 hours minimum.