Earth Day Celebrations Happening In Philly This Week

Honor Mother Nature by celebrating Earth Day at spots like Morris Arboretum, the National Constitution Center and more.

All thanks to Mother Nature, springtime brings beautiful blooms, green grass, budding trees and warm weather.

This Friday, you can honor Mother Nature as Earth Day returns for 2016 with celebrations all over the country and a number of great events in Philly, too.

The events continue through the weekend with everything from an Arbor Day celebration at Morris Arboretum to a weekend-long performance at the Painted Bride.

Our picks for Earth Day celebrations in Philly, below.

National Constitution Center

In celebration of Earth Day and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the National Constitution Center puts on a full day of programming this Friday. Guests can enjoy Earth Day-themed arts and crafts, a NPS quiz show, a workshop with some of the leaders in green initiatives and more.

National Constitution Center

When:Friday, April 22
Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost:Included in the price of general admission

www.constitutioncenter.org

#PhillySavesEarth

As part of the Painted Bride’s Re-PLAC-ing Philadelphia Project, a project that captures Philadelphia’s history while looking forward to its future, presents a show about human connections with the natural world. The show runs from April 22 through 24.

#PhillySavesEarth

When:April 22-24
Where:Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Cost:$20 for general admission, $18.75 for students and seniors

www.paintedbride.org

Arbor Family Day

Morris ArboretumPhoto by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Learn all about gardening, plants and trees and how they grow at a special Arbor Day event at Morris Arboretum. This Saturday, hear from experts on how to choose the best planets for your indoor or outdoor garden while also learning about household items and spices that come from trees.

Arbor Family Day

When:Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where:Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Cost:Included in the price of admission

www.morrisarboretum.org

African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia teaches guests about Earth Day and maintaining nature through jazz, poetry and crafts at a special event this Saturday, April 23. Guests will also learn tips about preserving the environment at this event, too.

African American Museum in Philadelphia

When:Saturday, April 23
Where:The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street
Cost:Included in the price of admission

www.aampmuseum.org

Naturepalooza at the Schuylkill Center

The Philadelphia Science Festival teams up with the Schuylkill Center for an Earth Day celebration this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy themed crafts, live animal shows, nature walks, games and more. A number of food trucks will even set up shop at the festival.

Naturepalooza at the Schuylkill Center

When:Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where:Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Road, Philadelphia
Cost:Free

www.philasciencefestival.org

Earth Week Tree Planting

As part of the Plant One Million campaign, a campaign that is dedicated to planting 1,000,000 new trees to in the Greater Philadelphia Area, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will plant 889 trees from April 22 through 24.

Earth Week Tree Planting

When:April 22-24
Where:Citywide

www.plantonemillion.org

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