Are you ready to go a little green? It's the month to celebrate the earth, and there are fun, family-friendly events all throughout Chicagoland.
Join a guided nature walk to enjoy the beauty of Mother Earth in
the springtime. Trails not suitable for strollers. Registration
Celebrate Earth Day with a free spring walk to the Garden's McDonald Woods-a 100-acre oak woodland that is being restored to its presettlement condition. Learn about the restoration efforts taking place and see a variety of spring wildflowers.
Celebrate Earth Day with with family activities, nature walks, environmental exhibits, and more.
Includes games, activities, music, food and cold-blooded animals.
Celebrate Earth Day with an evening of stories, folklore and songs around a blazing fire. The evening will end with a marshmallow roast.
Celebrate Earth Day by reading a story, making recycled art, and playing games, all while learning about how you can keep our Earth beautiful.
Celebrate the wonders of the natural world and learn how we can help to protect our planet now and in the future. Environmentally friendly organizations and businesses will be onsite to educate us about how little actions on our part can make a big difference in our community.
In honor of Earth Day, create colorful spiral glass-like wind chimes to be displayed outside. Bring a recycled water bottle and turn it into an inspiring art piece. Sharpie markers will be provided.
Children's activities include crafts, petting zoo, jump zone, storytelling, hay rides and pony rides. Exhibits feature antique cars, eco-vehicles, tractors, a green market with items for sale, energy solutions and demonstrations. A wide variety of animal exhibits including special presentations by Big Run Wolf Ranch.
Volunteers will help clean and beautify the park. Cleaning products and Earth Day tools provided.
Volunteers will help clean and beautify the park. Cleaning products and Earth Day tools will be provided.
Enjoy hikes, crafts, games and other programs providing information on what to do to help the earth. One activity will include stewardship, such as pulling Garlic Mustard and picking up trash. Learn why it is important to preserve habitats, why it is good to recycle, etc.
Take part in an earth day craft thats fun for all ages. Kids can decorate their own pots and plant seeds. Plus, decorate seed packets to be donated to The Kindness Connection benefitting urban gardens.
An evening of green fun at the eco-friendly playspace, including live music by Sarah Jayne Lane and a book swap.
Celebrate Earth Day with activities including hikes, puppet shows, a craft and Earth Day Jeopardy.
Experience the wonders of earth, the power of the wind and the warmth of fire during an Earth Day-themed fest. Play in Spot’s Nature Playground, discover simple recycling and gardening ideas, and learn how to compost and create a worm bin. Receive kite-flying lessons and watch synchronized kite dancing. Bring your own kite or purchase one from a vendor. Observe falcons in flight, and enjoy cooking on an outdoor campfire ring.
Grab the family and a kite and head to Heritage Park for springtime fun. Make and fly kites, play with bubbles and celebrate Earth Day.
Activities include Jim Nesci's Cold Blooded Creatures, tree climbing demo, tree planting demo, education on green living, gardening and composting, kids activities and more.
Meet the plant and animal neighbors of Emily Oaks. You'll
discover fascinating facts about the critters that live on the
Nature Center block, and you might even be introduced to some of
the neighbors in person. There will be entertaining activities and
earth-friendly foods for sale. Native wildflowers and grasses ready
for planting will be for sale during the event also.
More than 20 environmental booths on sustainable practices as well as a myriad of activities are planned including kids’ crafts, games and activities, puppet shows at 11:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., guided nature hikes at 12:15 and 3 p.m., and a household recycling drop-off. Food and beverage vendors – Toasty Cheese mobile eatery and Pop’s Premier Kettle Corn will be on hand or bring your own "no waste" picnic lunch. Live music by Ken Lonnquist with Dave Adler at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Catch, craft, and climb! Enjoy pecial Earth Day family activities in the 3-acre nature play area.
This special day showcases some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe. Visit the Eco Expo, drop off recycling, enjoy live entertainment, plant a tree, and enjoy green activities and crafts. Plus, special Zoo Chats on giraffes.