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Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC)

Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC)

301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505


With the release of new Orders from the Secretary of Health, we are again modifying our operations at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Starting May 17, the following new protocols will go into effect:
The first and second floor exhibit areas of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center will be open daily, from 10 AM until 4 PM.
The Park Office will remain open from 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
All park indoor programming will be cancelled; however virtual programming will continue to take the place of indoor programming. All park outdoor programming will be increased to 40 total participants, masks and social distancing are required for outdoor programs.
Presque Isle Gallery and Gifts will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM until 4 PM. For information contact 814-841-1567.
The Sunset Café, and the Big Green Screen Theatre will remain closed until further notice.
For more information, please contact the Park Office at 814-833-7424 or email at

Begin your Presque Isle adventure by stopping in The Tom Ridge Environmental Center and Erie Visitor Center. The Tom Ridge Environmental Center is the gateway to Presque Isle State Park and the gateway to discovery. Our 65,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, green-designed facility encourages visitors to discover Presque Isle State Park and the many different forms of life that inhabit the Peninsula.

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