Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 27
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. This, we believe, will lead them to value, preserve and protect the environment.
Special Free Performance:
Banana Slug String Band
11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Combining original songs with puppets and theater, the Slugs create a lively show that proves it can be fun to learn about the environment while dancing and singing along. Vocals, guitar, banjo, percussion, harmonica and bass are the modes through which they share knowledge, inspiration and the message to take care of the planet.
Earth Day Activities
All day in the Idea Spot, visitors can contribute to a "Singing Tree" mural. This world-wide effort was inspired by an 8-year-old girl who asked, "What if the whole world made a painting together?" Over 12,000 people from 50 countries have worked together with artist Laurie Marshall to create a forest of "Singing Trees.” Each mural in the "forest" honors trees as essential to human life and explores a theme.
Visitors will be adding leaves and birds to the “The Jewel Singing Tree of Kindness,” which will be included in a documentary called "Making Man Kind.” Its theme is "How are you being kind to the earth?" This mural will be on display at the Performing Arts Center of North Central College in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, check out www.spreadinggratituderocks.com.
In the afternoon, visitors can join a guided Beach Exploration that will explore our neighboring beach at Horseshoe Cove. Shovels, buckets, magnifying glasses (and trash bags!) will be available for kids of all ages to explore (and clean!) the beach as well as play and celebrate our beautiful shoreline. An Earth Day-themed story time in Wave Workshop will highlight the environment. Look around the Museum for signage that describes our green initiative.