VisitErie. It’s our name and pretty self-explanatory. We sincerely hope you do when this is all over.
Come back and see us on your own terms, when you’re ready, when you’re comfortable. Pennsylvania’s only Great Lakes Port City isn’t going anywhere. Whether you're coming next month, or next year to experience all that our beautiful area has to offer, we'll be here and ready to welcome you with open arms and the genuine hospitality our community is known for day in and day out. #VisitErie
In the meantime, check out the following links from Erie’s tourism industry for some fun family-forward activities and a few laughs too!
Erie News Now – Make your own weather instruments at home! www.erienewsnow.com/weather.
Goodell Gardens & Homestead – Virtual music classes are being offered with Lori Burke. Click here for info.
Erie Philharmonic –Fun videos from their orchestra players are posted daily on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/EriePhil/
Erie Playhouse – Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday enjoy PLAYtime session at 3 pm on their Facebook page or YouTube. Or add some extra learning activities to your PLAYtime session and get a free downloadable “Pretend” matching game to play along! Click here.
Asbury Woods – Sharing the beauty of nature with everyone. Check out their newest Virtual Visit posted to their Facebook page! Join Sarah Lewis, School Programs Manager, as she gives you a virtual tour of the Asbury Woods vermicomosting program and reads Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer.
expERIEnce Children’s Museum – Offering Museum Fun 101 on their Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Noon. Their educators have been working hard to gather and share resources for little learners to enjoy while the museum is closed. https://www.facebook.com/expERIEnceChildrensMuseum/
Erie Zoo – Posting regular updates, videos and fun facts on their Facebook page. The dancing macaw is one of our faves! You can also visit the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to see a list of over 30 activities and videos from accredited zoos across the country. Link: https://www.aza.org/livestreams-and-activities. https://www.facebook.com/pg/eriezoo/posts/?ref=page_internal.
Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF) – Offering various challenges and educational posts and ideas for the whole family to enjoy. https://www.facebook.com/lakeeriearboretum/
These are just a few online activities our partners are offering. As we all deal with this difficult situation, please don’t forget about all of Erie’s wonderful assets, attractions, shops and restaurants who are all affected and will ALL be waiting for you when this passes. For a complete list of Erie’s tourism assets, visit our web site www.VisitErie.com.
Stay safe, stay healthy!