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Where to Celebrate Earth Day Around the Main Line

From family festivals to hands-on science activities, here's where to celebrate (and learn to protect) our planet.

Earth Day is Monday, April 22 this year, and there are so many fun opportunities to celebrate while learning about nature and protecting the planet, from festivals to hands-on science activities.

Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers

April 18, 1–2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Talk about what we can do to take care of our beautiful planet on Earth Day, and every day. Explore the arboretum and learn about the importance of the trees. For kids ages 4-6. Pre-registration required.

Earth Day Project at Newlin Grist Mill

April 20, 10 am—noon

Newlin Grist Mill Park, 219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills

 

Volunteers from the community—including individuals, families, scout troops, and youth groups—come together to work on projects that improve habitat for wildlife, protect important natural resources, and preserve the park’s plant and animal communities. Pre-registration is required to make sure there’s enough equipment for everyone. Register by emailing: info@newlingristmill.org.

Earth Day Celebration at Delaware Children’s Museum

April 22, 10 am — 5 pm
550 Justison St., Wilmington, Delaware

 

Come enjoy a variety of stations including rock investigation, creating recycled wind chimes, planting seeds, and celebrating spring(s)!

Kids’ Earth Day Art at Norristown Farm Park

April 22, 1 pm

2500 Upper Farm Road, East Norriton

 

Kids ages 3 and up with an adult will gather to talk about what we can do at home to make the earth a better place, play a recycling game, and make an Earth Day craft. Pre-registration is required: 610-270-0215.

Haverford Earth Day Celebration

April 27, 9 am — noon
Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford

 

Come for a full morning of fun eco activities for all ages. There will also be live music, free trees, and many community organizations on site to lead activities and help you learn ways to be more environmentally friendly.

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet

April 27, 10 am — 3 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Elmwood Park Zoo’s annual eco-celebration features live entertainment, hands-on activities, an Earth Expo with participating vendors showcasing their eco-friendly products and services, and raffles.

Penn Wynne’s Earth Day Celebration

April 28, 1–4 pm

Wynnewood Valley Park, 1505 Remington Rd., Penn Wynne

 

Bring your bike for the bike rodeo, plus free inspection and safety tips. Plus kids’ crafts, live music, and more!

NarbEARTH Day

May 4, noon — 4 pm
Narberth Park, 80 Windsor Ave., Narberth

 

Celebrate Earth Day at Narberth’s annual event featuring exhibitors from environmental organizations, live music, raffles, healthy food, fun and games for the whole family.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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