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Start Earth Day—and Your Science March—at the Museum

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This Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating the vital role science plays in society at large, and in each of our individual lives.  Scientists, students, and staff from around the Museum will be sharing why science is important in their lives. Use the hashtag #WhyIScience to let us know what it means to you! 




We’re starting Earth Day early this year with a kickoff event on the Museum’s Central Park West steps. Beginning at 9:00 am, Museum scientists and staff will be on hand to welcome participants in the March for Science NYC, with coffee and doughnuts for the first 1,000 attendees.

We’re expecting a high turnout for this one, so if you’re going to join us, please RSVP. And remember to bring your own mug for coffee—you don’t want to start your Earth Day drinking from a disposable cup!


Detailed composite of photos of earth from space clearly depicts continents, oceans and clouds.
Earth montage created from photographs taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board the Suomi NPP satellite.
Courtesy of NASA

When the Museum opens at 10 am, you’ll be able to see data-driven graphics of how our planet’s environment has changed since the first Earth Day 47 years ago, take part in Highlights tours of the Museum that focus on stories of conservation (or discover related exhibits at your own pace with the Earth Day option in the Museum's Explorer app), and see Museum scientists discussing the future of our world in the documentary Saving My Tomorrow, which will be screening in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

For more details, see the Museum calendar. We’ll look forward to celebrating with you.