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Celebrate Earth Day at home with the Museum of Natural History

Check out these live-streaming events.


The Museum of Natural History is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with EarthFest from Home, a full day of live-streaming events and other online activities. After all, the AMNH is one of our favorite kids' museums in NYC taking its programming online!

This is one of the marquee events for Earth Day 2020 activities at home. Why not round out the afternoon with these video feeds from the best zoos and aquariums in North America? You can learn so much from the comfort and safety of your living room.

You'll find the full schedule of EarthFest from Home below.

10am: Green Thumb for Families

Explore botanical biodiversity from home with expert botanist Donald McClelland. Join the watch party on Facebook.

11am: Iceberg Bits—Understanding Rivers of Ice

Watch this demonstration of glacier physics from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on Facebook, and make your own slime-like Glacier Goo at home!

Noon: Field Trip Earth

Get the whole family to watch this around-the-world flight on YouTube and explore the natural wonders of our planet from the Great Barrier Reef to the Himalayas. Then get ready to blast off into the outer reaches of our atmosphere and see our planet from space!

1pm: 50 Years of Earth Day

The first Earth Day was held 50 years ago. What has happened to our planet in that time? Learn about the most significant developments to our environment these infographic videos created by the Museum's Science Visualization you can watch on YouTube.

3pm: Bash the Trash Live!  

Celebrate the Earth by learning how to make instruments out of discarded and recyclable materials you have laying around the house in this live workshop on YouTube.

6pm: Venus, Earth and Mars—Live Watch Party 

Venture into the Goldilocks Zone by hopping aboard a live flight to unveil the mysteries of Venus, Earth’s toxic twin! Can Venus and Mars teach us about climate change on Earth?

8 pm: Earth Trivia!

Up on the latest Earthly trivia? Here's your chance to prove it. Out together a team or go solo for this virtual trivia evening on the NYC Trivia League’s Instagram Live feed. The winner gets a virtual happy hour hosted by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson and featuring Museum scientists! Life is sweet for the trivia nerds among us—the 21+ crew, that is. 

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