We spend a lot of time in front of screens - tv's, computers and of course, our phones! We spend so much time staying connected that we lose connection with what is going on right in front of us. That's where the "National Day of Unplugging" comes in, this is a movement where you put your phone away and "unplug" yourself from technology to experience the world in front of you.

The National Day of Unplugging wesbites says,

"A 24 hour global respite from technology. It highlights the value of disconnecting from digital devices to connect with ourselves, our loved ones and our community in real time. Join us from sundown on March 9, 208, until sundown March 10."

So now that you're putting your phone away what can you do? Plenty.


  • 1

    Tifft Nature Preserve

    Tifft is inviting people to come unplug and explore all the Tifft has to offer. You can enjoy a guided walk, indoor make'n'take crafts, and fun activities with WNY's regional nature centers.

    Learn more HERE

  • 2

    The Buffalo Zoo

    Most people think going to the zoo is a warm weather activity but the animals are there year round! See the polar bears playing in the cold and then tour the rest of the zoo and see all the animals and what they do in the cold!

    Lear more HERE

  • 3

    Botanical Gardens

    It may be cold outside but the Botanical Gardens will take you to all the warm climates of the world! Walk through and look and learn about plants and environments all over the world! If you've never visited the Botanical Gardens NOW would be a perfect time!

    Learn more HERE

  • 4

    ANY of the Museums in Buffalo

    Buffalo has SO many museums and they are all fantastic! This could be a great "excuse" to visit some that you haven't been to before! Take the kids to the Buffalo Museum of Science, or take a a girls trip to the Albright-Knox!

    See the Top 10 Museums in Buffalo HERE

  • 5

    Trip to The Falls

    The Falls might not be frozen anymore but experiencing one of the world wonders in the winter is a must! Bonus - there are not as many people visiting in the winter and in the warmer months! Don't just look at the falls and leave, visit all the cool things in the area! Visit Goat Island, the oldest State Park in the US, and  Three Sisters Island. These are the gems in the area that may become your favorite!

    Learn more HERE

  • 6

    Hit Up the Local Library

    THIS! The library might be one of the most under utilized tool in the area! Visit your local branch and get reading! Look for reading hours for your kids and then you'll have some time to disconnect from the world and get lost in a book! Reignite your imagination and refuel your mind with the local library!

    Learn more HERE