TWIN CITIES EARTH DAY FAMILY EVENTS
4/21: Earth Day Volunteer Event @ Dodge Nature Center, West St. Paul • 5:30-8pm • FREE! • Details: Lend Mother Nature a hand by help with a variety of projects including litter pick-up, invasive species removal, and garden clean-up. Volunteers will grab a bite from the grill beforehand; please register in advance at the above link. For more family-friendly fun at Dodge, try our ideas at Indoor & Outdoor Fun at Dodge Nature Center & Farm.
4/22: Walk When the Moon is Full – Earth Day @ Eastman Nature Center, Dayton • 7:30-9pm • $5/pp • Details: Celebrate Earth Day on a moonlit walk listening to the sounds of the night. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more nature center play ideas try our article Get Back to Green at Twin Cities Nature Playgrounds.
4/22: Walk When the Moon is Full – Earth Day Tree Moon @ Lowry Nature Center, Victoria • 7:30-9pm • $5/pp • Details: Celebrate Earth Day at night by exploring the secret life of trees and the animals that call them home.
4/23: Earth Day Celebration @ Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville • 10am-2pm • FREE! Details: Enjoy free entertainment, beat a drum in the parade, and help with planting at this annual celebration. Top off the day with a slice of cake to celebrate the nature center’s birthday!
4/23: Earth Day Celebration @ Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington • 10am-2pm • FREE! • Details: Search for signs of spring during naturalist-led hikes, learn about pollinators at the “Bee Tree”, and join a service project.
4/23: Family Earth Day Celebration @ Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes • 12:30-3pm • FREE! • Details: All kinds of family fun at this Earth Day celebration: climbing wall, light refreshments, and a make-and-take earth art project.
4/23: Earth Day Cleanup @ Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave, St. Louis Park • 1-3:30pm • FREE! • Details: Help spruce up the nature center. Hike the trails, do light maintenance, pick up litter and enjoy refreshments.
4/23: Earth Day Cleanup & Garden Work Day @ Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Township • 9am-noon • FREE! • Details: Volunteer for a morning at Tamarack by cleaning up the grounds and trails, as well as working in the Garden to get it ready for planting. RSVP at the above link.
4/23: Earth Day Family Event @ Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, Fridley • 10am-2pm • FREE! • Details: Color a picture to get a fun prize. Participate in a fun Earth Day scavenger hunt that will give you a chance to tour the park and gallery show to find the answers to the clues! Have a snack and make an art project.
4/23: Planet Party @ Mississippi Market, 622 Selby Ave, St. Paul • 11am-2pm • FREE! • Details: Family planting activities, samples and sapling giveaways.
PARK CLEAN-UP SITES
4/23: Minneapolis Parks Earth Day Cleanup sites
4/23: Ramsey County Parks Earth Day Cleanup sites (pre-registration requested)