Join us for our annual Earth Day Celebration!
Friday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Don't miss Worcester's annual Earth Day Celebration with lots of indoor and outdoor Earth-friendly happenings, hands-on activities and entertainment. Local green organizations and food vendors will be onsite. While you are here, be sure to explore the EcoTarium's beautiful trails, ponds, woods, and our expansive exhibit, Nature Explore,® which are all bursting with new life!
Earth Day Admission: $7 adults, $5 children, ages 2-18, seniors and students with ID; free for EcoTarium members and children under 2. (Since admission is half price, coupons and discounts do not apply on Earth Day.) Regular fees apply for planetarium shows.
Earth Day Celebration is presented by the EcoTarium and the Regional Environmental Council of Central Massachusetts, and sponsored by Clif Bar and Baystate Parent Magazine.
Our friends at WGBH will be here to present PBS Kids' Plum Landing videos and provide families with exciting hands-on and outdoor activities.
Earth Day Celebration Schedule
Science Discovery Programs:
11:30 p.m. Story Time Structures Listen to a story and hear how the characters create things. Try it yourself!
12:30 p.m. KEVA Build a World Use KEVA planks to create a world where water meets land – from building your own island in the water to creating a lake full of fish on land – you can do it!
2:30 p.m. Designing Animal Toys Using recycled materials design and build puzzle toys and structures to enrich our animals’ lives.
3:30 p.m. Tower Power! What factors do architects have to consider when designing a tall tower? Let’s build a tower and put it to the test.
Earth Day Activities:
Inside the Museum
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Imagination Playground, Hirsh Center (Lower Level)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. KEVA Brain Builders Challenges, Middle Level
1:30-3:30 p.m. Green Construction Zone, Hirsh Center (Lower Level)
1:30-3:30 p.m. KEVA Brain Builders Challenges, Middle Level
In the Lower Courtyard
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m Music by 96.1 WSRS
At the Event Tent
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Local green and cultural organizations, with family activities, giveaways, and more and featuring REC's Mobile Farmer's Market, with spring seedlings for sale.
- 10:15 a.m. Plum Landing screening (free!)
- 11:00 a.m. Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
- 12:00 p.m. Passport to the Universe
- 1:00 p.m. Plum Landing screening (free)
- 2:00 p.m. Back to the Moon for Good
- 3:00 p.m. Mysteries of the Unseen World
Tickets can be purchased at the Tickets and Information Desk on the day of your visit.
Tickets: $5 per person (plus museum admission)/$4 per person for EcoTarium members
Lunch, snacks, and festival foods will be available for purchase between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Beverage and snack vending machines are available inside the museum on the Middle Level. In addition, picnicking is welcome on the EcoTarium grounds.