Family and Childrens Programs

Earth Day at the Museum

Saturday, April 22


Join us on Earth Day to celebrate the vital role that science plays in society and in our individual lives.

Earth Day Kickoff

At 9 am, Museum scientists and staff will celebrate Earth Day and welcome participants in the March for Science NYC, with coffee and doughnuts for the first 1,000 attendees on the Museum steps on Central Park West. In light of the large crowds expected on Saturday, please RSVP if you plan to join us. And please bring your own coffee mug!

When the Museum opens at 10 am, Earth Day programming will include:

  • Data-driven graphics displayed throughout the Museum highlighting changes in Earth’s environments since the first Earth Day 47 years ago, based on data from publicly-funded federal agencies such as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Highlights tours of the Museum, focusing on conservation stories
  • Screenings of the documentary Saving My Tomorrow, presented by HBO and the American Museum of Natural History, featuring Museum scientists and students from the Museum's Science and Nature Program, in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

The Museum's way-finding app Explorer will feature a new Earth Day selection.

Click here to RSVP for the Earth Day Kickoff.