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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.