April 22

12:00:00

$8 for children and adults, $7 for adults age 65 and over, no charge for museum members or children under 12 months

Childrens Museum of New Hampshire Earth Day CelebrationFamilies are invited to the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire‘s Earth Day Celebration to explore the ways to support a healthy planet. The day’s activities and programs are underwritten by D.F. Richard.

Gardening experts from Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford will be on hand to share information about the growing cycle of a seed and children can plant a flower to take home. Families can find great nearby resources for farm-fresh food from representatives of Seacoast Eat Local.

From 11am – 12pm, kids can get their hands dirty by working with Norm Fracassa of Fracassa DesignWorks to help enhance the museum’s outdoor plantings. Inside the museum, there will be a “green” scavenger hunt to learn about the ways the Children’s Museum was designed and built to be as earth-friendly as possible, achieving Silver LEED Certification. Museum educators will be demonstrating how the museum uses recycled materials to create paper, and families can explore the Cochecho River watershed exhibit, and view live brook trout hatchlings being raised on-site as part of the Trout In the Classroom project.

At 2pm, our own Heather Fournier will be building Pizza Box Solar Ovens!

All Earth Day activities are free with museum admission: $8 for children and adults, $7 for adults age 65 and over, and there is no charge for museum members or children under 12 months old.