Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 18
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us on Earth Day to celebrate the natural beauty of our environment. Every day, the Museum seeks to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards by encouraging children to immerse themselves in our unique place by the Bay. All activities included with admission unless noted otherwise.
Schedule of Events
10 a.m. – 1 p.m: Meet Mother Earth
A performer in costume from Velocity Circus will be dressed as Mother Earth to greet visitors.
11 a.m: The Corner Laughers ($)
Members $5; General $16 (includes admission)
The Corner Laughers perform their super fun and danceable pop music filled with clever wordplay, catchy melodies and lovely harmonies that celebrate poppies, grasshoppers and the beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area.
12 - 3 p.m: Face Painting
1 p.m: Snail People
Multi-instrumentalists Mindy Dillard and Eric McEuen perform re-imagined classics and creative originals that encourage slowing down, being at home wherever you are, and caring about our earth. Snail People shows are interactive, with singing and dancing and on-the-spot song creation.
1:30 – 3:30 p.m: Worm Exploration
Feel the earth between your fingers and get your hands dirty while you make friends with our very own worms in this program led by our new Teen Council.
3 p.m: Story Telling
Alicia Retes will be telling stories about the natural world inspired by her Mayo, Yaqui and Cherokee heritage. Her work is influenced by personal wildlife adventures combined with respect and appreciation for Native cultural art. Alicia’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to experience meaningful, nurturing relationships with nature through the joy of discovery and interactive experiences guiding to greater respect for all life.
2 – 4 p.m: Create-with-Nature
Patterson Grove in Lookout Cove
Join our staff and make temporary creations from stones, leaves, shells, pods, branches, flowers, and other wonders of nature. We’ll be using a nature cart that environmental artist Zach Pine created for the Museum. Children and adults alike will have a blast while appreciating and connecting with nature in a new way.
All Day: Rock Art
Paint colorful patterns and designs to bring life to rocks of all shapes and sizes.