Earth Day Celebration

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FREE with regular museum admission

Celebrate Earth Day with the National Constitution Center! Eco-friendly organizations from Philadelphia will be onsite at the museum to share information with visitors. Guests also can participate in a variety of interactive programs and activities and discover what being “green” has to do with the Constitution!

Programs

Constitution Hall Pass: “Everything’s Gone Green: The Story of Earth Day” Video Lesson
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Lobby

In this episode of the museum’s popular video lesson series, visitors can discover the history of the environmental movement in the United States and the origins of the holiday we know as Earth Day. Explore why protecting our environment is so important, and discover the ways you can be an active citizen by going green!

Produced by the National Constitution Center, Constitution Hall Pass is a free, fun, and fascinating video lesson and live chat series. Visit constitutioncenter.org/hallpass

Community Partner Stations
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Lobby

Representatives from a number of Philadelphia environmental organizations will be on hand to answer visitor questions and share easy tips on how citizens of all ages can care for the environment every day. Learn about community gardens, water treatment, home toxins, and more.

Craft Activity Stations
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Lobby

Special Earth Day-themed activities include butterfly and honey bee catchers made from recycled soda bottles and seed planting.

Recycled Paper-Making Demonstrations
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Main Lobby

Learn how easy it is to make new paper from recycled paper!

“It Is Easy Being Green” Quiz Game
10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Main Lobby

Step up and spin our Earth Day wheel and see how much eco-friendly knowledge you possess! Categories include Earth Day History, Reusing and Recycling, and Alternative Energies.

Carbon Footprints of the Founders Show
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Main Exhibition

How “green” was our nation at the time the Constitution was written? Visitors can calculate the carbon footprints of the Founding Fathers in this fun activity.