Sky & Earth Day
Celebrate our planet with activities for all ages!
Schedule of events:
12:30pm Planetarium Show
Earth, Moon, and Sun
1–4pm Family Studio: Science
Give bugs a break and help populate our eco-mural. Leave with a bag of native wildflower seeds and instructions for care and planting.
1–4pm Family Studio: Art
Discover clever ways to reuse everyday recyclables, such as cardboard, fabric, and tubes, to make useful items for your home, office, or even a gift!
1–4pm Solar Telescope
Weather permitting, view the sun through our solar telescope in the Courtyard.
1–4pm Building with Recyclables
In this community building project, think, create, and design large structures with recycled materials.
1:30pm Performance by Nannyhagen Creek
“Build a Boat to Save the River” is an original performance by Nannyhagen Creek, a four-piece band based in Pleasantville, that celebrates Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday. Nannyhagen Creek’s music exemplifies Seeger’s mission with the Sloop Clearwater—inspiring not just awareness but active change concerning the river and its invaluable ecosystems, and also continuing his environmentalist work of teaching young people how and why the river should be cared for.
2pm Planetarium Show
The Sky Tonight
2:30–4:30pm Plastic Bag Art
Join artist Natalya Aikens in this hands-on workshop, reusing plastic bags to create works of art.
3pm Climate Science: Where We Are Right Now
Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University and one of the world’s preeminent climate modeling experts, updates us on the state of climate science. What do we know about the roles of the many drivers of climate change, including solar irradiance, atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, and greenhouse gases? What does science suggest we should do to address the changes coming our way?
3:30pm Planetarium Show
Food for purchase in the Museum Shop from Manor Bagels Café (while supplies last).