Earth Day in Atlanta: Events & Activities around Atlanta with Kids


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Come out and join the celebration for Earth Day at various Earth Day events in Atlanta.

Earth Day 2012 in Atlanta


Party for the Planet @ Zoo Atlanta

Come increase your footprint on fun with a dynamic day of family activities celebrating a planet near and dear to all 7 billion of us – Earth!

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Characters will appear for exclusive meet-and-greets during Party for the Planet. Check back soon for more info on character appearances and times.

Place: Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA
Date: April 22, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE with Admission


Earth Day Kids Fest @ Chattahoochee Nature Center

Come celebrate Earth Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center – Earth Day Kids Fest. There will be family entertainment by Laughing Pizza, face painting, food for the family and many more.

Place: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road Roswell, GA 30075
Date: April 14, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE with Admission. $8 Adults, $5 Children, Children 2 and under FREE. Be a Planeteer—Ride your Bike from home to CNC and get in FREE!


Earth Day Celebration @ Imagine It! Children Museum

Earth Day inspires awareness and appreciation for the earth’s natural environment. Approximately 20 million Americans participated on April 22, 1970, the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Join your Imaginators in making an “I Help the Earth” craft and then listen to the story The Earth and I by Frank Asch.

Place: Imagine It! Children Museum, 275 Centennial Park Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: April 21st, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE with Admission.


Earth Day Celebration @ Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech’s annual Earth Day Celebration is one of the most highly anticipated campus events during spring semester. The event is free and open to the public, and features 70 exhibitors, ecofriendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music, a green market, free organic popcorn and more. This is one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the southeast.

Place: Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Date: April 20, 2012 (Fri)
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE


Earth Day Festival @ East Atlanta Village

Join the East Atlanta Community Association (EACA) and EAVFM to kick off the Earth Day 2012 Festival, themed “Celebrate, Educate, Participate.”

The event begins with the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market opening day on April 19th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., which includes a lantern building workshop at the EACA booth in the market. Guests may also purchase wishing lanterns for the sunset launch for $5. All proceeds benefit EACA programs.

Place: East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, GA
Date: April 19 – 22, 2012
Cost: FREE


Earth Day Celebration @ Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center

This year marks the 42ndanniversary of the Earth Day holiday – celebrating and promoting care of our planet.

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center believes that  the wonders of our Earth should be celebrated every day, but the Center is getting in on the fun of Earth Day too! There will be a variety of educational activities, nature hikes, crafts, movies, and games to help honor this amazing planet of ours.

Place: Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30519
Date: April 21, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Cost: FREE with admission


Decatur Earth Day Festival @ Oakhurst Community Garden Project

The City of Decatur, in partnership with the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, will be holding its annual Decatur Earth Day Festival (DEDF) on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1-4 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Garden Project at the corner of Oakview and South McDonough.

Place: Oakhurst Community Garden Project, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Date: April 22, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Cost: FREE


Earth Day Giveaway @ Pottery Barn Kids

Visit Pottery Barn Kids stores on Earth Day and receive a packet of sunflower seeds from PBK and National Geographic.

Place: Pottery Barn Kids Stores, 441 16th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA
Date: April 21-22, 2012 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 11AM & 3PM
Cost: FREE