Earth Day at Children's Museum of NH
Earth Day is celebrated in a big way at the Children’s Museum of NH, with a focus on learning how to support a healthy planet. Presented with the generous support of D.F. Richard Energy, Earth Day at the Children’s Museum of NH features a wide variety of hands-on activities with local organizations.
10 am – 1 pm:
- Visitors are invited to make sun-catchers using recycled materials and found objects from , working with staff members from ReVision Energy.
- Kids can construct their own bird feeder thanks to the Strafford County River Conservancy.
11 am – 1 pm:
- Norm Fracassa of Fracassa Design Works will offer hands-on exploration of roots and information about how root systems work.
11 am – 2 pm:
- Wentworth Greenhouses will have colorful marigolds for children to plant in small pots to take home. This activity will be available until 2 pm.
- Seacoast Eat Local will arrive with heirloom vegetable seeds for children to plant.
- They will also have a table of information about gardening and local food resources.
Throughout the day
- Families can learn more about composting at a demonstration station from Mr. Fox Composting. Children will see how worms help the composting process and they can also learn to sort different types of recyclable materials.
- Children’s Museum staff members will lead other educational activities each hour, including exploration of the Cocheco Watershed, clean-up of an oil spill, and an up-close look at the baby brook trout being raised at the Museum for spring release.
- Families can follow for a Green Scavenger Hunt via map to find all the sustainable practices in place in the Museum.
All Earth Day activities are included with paid admission ($9 each for adults and children, $8 for seniors) and free for museum members