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Earth Day Celebrations in Metro Denver

Dig in and celebrate our planet with these hands-on activities and events.

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In honor of Earth Day on April 22, celebrate by taking the family to enjoy a day of fun activities that showcase the amazing planet we live on. Various locations throughout the metro area are hosting special events, with Earth-themed activities and plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty.

Family Day: Modern and Historic Exploration of Antarctica

April 20
Get to know the coldest, windiest place on earth. Meet the CU scientists who venture into some of the harshest climates and learn about what it is like to live there. Step into an actual tent from Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated journey, try on modern expeditionary clothing, and make your own ice core. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder.

Party for Our Planet

April 20

Celebrate our planet with Earth-themed storytimes, meet and greets with creatures from Nature’s Educators, music with energiLAB, tastings in the Teaching Kitchen, and special crafts. Included with admission. Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, Denver.

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Free Entrance to National Parks

April 20

To kick off National Park Week, the National Park Service is offering a fee-free day at all National Park Service sites across the country. Families can explore Colorado’s outdoor spaces while celebrating Earth Day at the same time.

Earth Day Festival

April 21

Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Resilient Longmont, featuring environmental education booths, hands-on activities for kids, and performers. Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, Longmont. 

Earth Day Clean-Up

April 21
Help beautify Standley Lake with trash collection, invasive weed mitigation, and other outdoor tasks. Reservations required. Standley Lake Regional Park, Westminster. 

Hands Dirty Feet Wet: Outdoor Nature Playdates

April 23

Take the kids to enjoy a nature playdate. Register online. Majestic View Nature Center, Arvada.

Seedlings: Earth Day

April 24-26

Celebrate Earth Day while learning about the three “R’s” (reduce, reuse, and recycle.) Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver.

Earth Day Celebration

April 27
Enjoy kids activities, food trucks, live music, a sustainable backyard, and fitness activities. Lakewood Heritage Center, Lakewood. 

Nature Journaling

April 27
Write and sketch thoughts about the scenery and wildlife refuge that surrounds you. Age 12 and up. Standley Lake Regional Park, Westminster. 

Nature Playdate

April 27
Go on a playdate for an hour of fun in nature. Age 6 and under with adult/caregiver. Register online or by phone. Morrison Nature Center, Aurora. 

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