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
9 - 11 a.m: Create with Nature Cart
Join our staff and make temporary creations from stones, leaves, shells, pods, branches, flowers and other wonders of nature. We’ll use 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.
9:30 - 10 a.m: Toddler Circle Time
Sing songs, dance, wiggle and hop around in this fun-filled program made especially for our youngest Museum visitors. Your child can practice language and movement skills while making new friends.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m: Locally Grown Activity presented by the Agricultural Institute of Marin
Where does our food come from? Come learn more about Marin’s local organic food scene and engage in yummy activities with Sarah Darcey-Martin from the Agricultural Institute of Marin.
11 - 11:45 a.m: Outdoor Musical Performance by Snail People
Stop by for a free performance by the 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, dancing and on-the-spot song creation.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m: Interactive Weaving with Action Weaver
Try your hand at weaving with Action Weaver Travis Meinholf! Located in beautiful Patterson Grove, we will weave with textiles hanging from the trees.
12 - 3 p.m: Live Sky Painting with Monika Lea Jones
Outside of the Bridge Room
Discover the wonders of nature as Monika Lea Jones paints the sky in view of the Golden Gate bridge!
3 - 3:30 p.m: Earth Day Storytime with Alicia Retes
Alicia Retes will tell 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.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m: Create with Nature Cart
In case you missed us earlier, 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.