Family Friendly Earth Day Events

Posted: April 18, 2017

Earth Day is just around the corner, and there are lots of family friendly events where kids can learn more and have fun. Below are some highlights, and you can find more by searching our Calendar of Events.

April 22
Earthfest
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago
Earthlings of all ages, individuals, and groups of curious citizens of the world, join us for this day-long, family-friendly party celebrating the planet we call home. Earthfest will dazzle you with the brilliance of Earth, the innovative minds that inhabit it, and demonstrate ways you can protect it for generations to come. All ages. During regular hours. Illinois residents can enjoy FREE general admission with proof of Illinois residency.

April 22
Party for the Planet
Cosley Zoo, 1356 Gary Ave., Wheaton
Celebrate the wonders of the natural world and learn how we can help keep it safe. Environmentally friendly organizations and businesses will be on-site to educate us about how little actions can make a big difference in our community. Be part of the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America along with visitors to over 100 other AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums. All ages. 10am - 2pm. Regular admission applies.

April 22
Earth Day Celebration
Peck Farm, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva
Bring the entire family out to Peck Farm Park to celebrate Earth Day! Enjoy a variety of activities including rain barrel sale, bicycle tune-ups, free paper shredding, food and green vendors, chair massages, children's activities and games and more. All ages. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. FREE.

April 22
Earth Day
Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 W. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines
Hands-on i-SPY activities for kids, tips on gardening and recycling, nature crafts, interesting displays and more. Our Greenhouse will be open to the public for tours. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about going green, all while having fun. All ages. 1-3pm. FREE.

April 23
Earth Day Celebration
Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel, Skokie
EARTH DAY AROUND THE WORLD! Discover how different Skokie cultures recognize and celebrate Earth Day in their home countries, and join in Earth Day rituals, ceremonies and activities from around the world! Earth-friendly foods will be available for sale. All ages. 12-4pm. FREE.

April 23
Party for the Planet
Brookfield Zoo, First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield
Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but on this very special day we will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe. Visit the Eco Expo featuring Earth friendly vendors, drop off recycling, enjoy live entertainment, plant a tree, and enjoy green activities and crafts. Party for the Planet will be filled with educational, engaging, and fun activities for the entire family. See web site for schedule. All ages. 10am- 4pm. Regular admission applies.