Earth Day Celebration in Atlanta With Kids


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Earth Day is celebrating the 42th Anniversary and this year there are plenty of Earth Day events around Atlanta for kids.

Earth Day Celebration in Atlanta 2012

Earth Day Kids Fest 2012 @ Chattahoochee Nature Center

The Captain Planet Foundation is teaming up again with the Chattahoochee Nature Center for the 9th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest! This event is a unique and exciting hands-on, environmental education experience where youth are encouraged to take the first steps in becoming environmental stewards. Through engaging activities and performances, kids are energized with empowering information, allowing them to lead the way in preserving and protecting our biological diversity and natural resources.

Place: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road Roswell, GA
Date: April 14,2012 (Sat)
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Cost: Adults – $8, Children (2 and over) – $5
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SweetWater 420 Fest @ Candler Park

Enjoy great live music, activities, food, and education about how each and every one of us can be a part of the solution! Kid Zone features Circus Camp, Moon bounce, Earth Art project, Captain Planet cartoon and many more. Free admission for great live music, activities, food, and education about how each and every one of us can be a part of the solution! Festival goers who are 21+ and with a valid ID can purchase a $5 wristband to responsibly enjoy beer. Portion of Proceeds from wristband sales are donated to Park Pride (to benefit Candler Park).

Place: SweetWater 420 Fest, Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA
Date: April 20-22, 2012  (Fri-Sun)
Time: Friday from 4:20 PM to 11 PM; Saturday from Noon to 10 PM and Sunday from 12:30 PM to 7 PM.
Cost: FREE (Adults can purchase $5 wristband for responsibly enjoying beer)

Earth Day @ Elachee Nature Science Center

Celebrate our planet and its wonders with outdoor exploration, activities, demonstrations, and lots of fun! Participate in guided hikes, recycled crafts and learning about our natural world through live animal and nature discovery programs, and a special orienteering program.

Place: Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville, GA
Date: April 21, 2012 (Sat)
Time: 10AM – 12PM
Cost: FREE

Decatur Earth Day Festival @ Oakhurst Community Garden

The celebration will kick off with a parade that will go from Harmony Park to the Community Garden site, beginning at 12:30 pm.  There are plenty of events planned for children, youth and adults including: Kids Crafts, Music performances, A Live Raptor Show! and Special Earth Day T-shirt contest.

Place: Oakhurst Community Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA
Date: April 22, 2012 (Sun)
Time: 1PM – 4PM
Cost: FREE

Earth Day @ Atlanta Botanical Garden

Celebrate the Earth in the beautiful Garden! From ladybug releases to crafts to learning about the Garden’s conservation programs, there is something for everyone.

Place: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA
Date: April 22, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 1-4 PM
Cost: FREE with Admission

Earth Day Celebration @ Georgia Tech

Celebrate Earth Day with Georgia Tech. One of the largest Earth Day celebration in the Southeast. The event features 70 exhibitors, eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music, and organic popcorn.

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


Party for the Planet @ Zoo Atlanta
Join Zoo Atlanta as we celebrate and party for our Earth with fun family activities, crafts and special exhibits. Kids can make their own fossils, go on an Earthworm dig, party with the Wild Thing and check out various green exhibitors.

Place: Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA
Date: April 24 (Sat)
Time: 10AM – 5PM
Cost: FREE with Admission (Bring your old cell phone for recycling during Party for the Planet to enjoy $3 OFF general admission for up to 4 people. Offer valid only on Saturday, April 24, 2010. Not valid with any other discount, offer or promotion.)

Dunwoody Earth Day @ Dunwoody Nature Center
Celebrate the Earth in Dunwoody. At the event, there will be on-site document shredding, electronics recycling, toner/ink cartridge and battery/cell phone collection.

Place: Dunwoody Nature Center, 5518 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA
Date: April 24 (Sat)
Time: 12PM – 4PM
Cost: FREE

Earth Day @ Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
Celebrate this year Earth Day at Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. The event will start off with 4th Annual EcoRun 5K Race. Then kids and adults can enjoy family-friendly activities, eco expo and many more.

Place: Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA
Date: April 17 (Sat)
Time: 10AM – 2PM
Cost: FREE with Admission

Earth and Sky 2010 @ Tellus Science Museum
Celebrate Earth Day with Tellus Science Museum with three days of great events. Kick off with Family Science Night Earth Day on Thursday (April 22) and celebrate through Saturday (April 24) with daylight activities

Place: Tellus Science Museum, I-75 Exit 293, Carterville, GA
Date: April 22-24 (Thu-Sat)
Time: Thu: 4PM-8PM, Fri: 5PM-10PM, Sat:10AM-5PM
Cost: FREE with Museum admission

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