Celebrate Earth Day With These Fun Kid-Friendly Activities and Events
Show your children the importance of caring for the planet with these Earth Day activities and NYC events for families.
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If you’re looking to learn more about Earth’s creatures, Wings Over Water is simply spectacular. Your kids will be introduced to three bird families– the Sandhill Crane, Yellow Warbler, and Mallard Duck– and their journeys through migration. Head over to the American Museum of Natural History to watch these birds fly across mountains, cities, deserts, and forests to get to where they are now. 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm, $28 for adults, $16.50 for children (ages 3-12), and $22.50 for seniors and students.
Warm up your vocal chords, because you’re definitely going to be singing along to this catchy musical. The Showplace at Bellmore Movies is putting on a show about two friends who go on adventures through all four seasons. Your kids will be inspired by Frog and Toad’s connection with nature as they plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, and more. Not only is this musical super entertaining, but it teaches families about all of the nature that our planet holds from winter to summer, fall to spring. 11am, $15.
Queens County Farm Museum is always serving up some of the best kid-friendly events, and this year they’ve planned a special Earth Day celebration. You’ll get to talk with the farm’s resident beekeeper, join the spring clean-up in the Children’s Garden, hear about composting tips, hop on a self-guided scavenger hunt, and even win something in a giveaway. 2-5pm, free, $8 donation encouraged.
Kids love being creative, so take them over to The Craft Studio in Tribeca for some Earth Day-inspired crafts. Recommended for ages 4 to 9, your kids will get to make art projects out of recycled materials. This is a great way to learn about what qualifies as “recyclable” and to have fun while doing it. 3-4pm, $30.
Treat your family to yummy cookies at Taste Buds Kitchen. Recommended for ages 2 to 8, this cooking class will lead you through making a blue and green sugar cookie. You’ll get to bake alongside your little one and remind yourselves of just how amazing the Earth’s blue waters and green lands truly are. 4:30-5:30pm, $50.
Kick off your Earth Day festivities a little early with this bazaar. Connect with local artists and creators who use recycled materials to make sustainable projects. There is something for everyone here: jewelry, fashion, furniture, art, home decor, and more. And the best part? Everything is eco-friendly! Families can spend a few hours browsing the sustainable products and eating delicious, environmentally-friendly food. 10am-5pm, free admission.
Turn Earth Day into Earth Weekend with a fun family craft at Wave Hill. Kids will get to make a mini sculpture using bright oil clay colors. Then they can add a flower from the gardens and an action that they want to do to better take care of our planet. This can be something as simple as switching to a reusable water bottle! 10am-1pm, free with admission.
Want to learn about more family-friendly events coming up in the spring? Check out our events calendar!