Things Science Centers and Museums Do . . . for Earth Day

Visitors to ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, celebrated Earth Day by learning about the composition of mud and then practiced throwing mud-balls from ECHO’s upper deck.

While every day is Earth Day, April 22 marked the official annual celebration of this planet we call home. Citizens across the globe celebrated the day by bringing awareness to environmental issues and promoting earth-friendly activities. Many science centers and museums also joined in the Earth Day celebrations with themed activities, programs, and events throughout the day.

At ASTC-member organizations, Earth Day activities ranged from investigating the composition of mud while flinging mud-balls from new heights; planting seeds and making take-home seed bombs; upcycling crafts with recycled and repurposed materials; learning about solar and wind energy, as well as the effects of climate change; designing nature journals and exploring the great outdoors; and much more.

For a fun snapshot of all the many Earth Day celebrations, take a peek below at what science centers and museums were up to this year.

New York Hall of Science
Corona, New York, United States

Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Miami, Florida, United States

Ontario Science Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Imagination Station 
Toledo, Ohio, United States

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Burlington, Vermont, United States

Long Island Children’s Museum
Garden City, New York, United States

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose 
San Jose, California, United States

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Arizona Science Center
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Science North
Sudbury, ON, Canada

WonderLab Museum
Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Kentucky Science Center
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Powerhouse Science Center
Sacramento, California, United States

Discovery Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

South Florida Science Center
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Boonshoft Museum
Dayton, Ohio, United States

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States