Earth day

Earth Day 2021 is on Thursday, April 22nd and if you are wondering what can you do on Earth Day, there are some great activities lined up in Houston. One fine way to mark the day is to attend events that celebrate the beauty of our planet and understand the ecosystems that have made it their home.

Luckily there are a number of museums and other cultural spaces in Houston that will be hosting talks and conducting fun, insightful sessions. There are activities for kids, for adults and families. There are paid events, free events and events that have giveaways!  As always, we are providing details of each event including start times, cost to attend etc. 

How to celebrate Earth Day 2021 in and around Houston

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center: Earth Day Celebration

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What: An all-ages event that celebrates our planet with a plethora of activities like informative booths, nature hikes, fun displays and lots more.

When: Saturday, 17 April 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024-7708

How much: Free admission

 

Discovery Green: Green Mountain Energy’s Earth Day

What: A beautiful display of environment-themed murals created by artists of Houston will be debuting at this event along with panel discussions and short films that examine climate change and energy. Also up for grabs is the fresh produce on sale at the Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market.

When: Sunday, 18 April 2021, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 713-400-7336

How much: Free admission

 

Downtown Aquarium: Party for the Planet

What: Loads of activities like scavenger hunts, conservation tours, encounters with endangered animals, feeding in house fish and discussing the concerns facing our planet with the staff and biologists at the aquarium.

When: Thursday, 22 April 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: 410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

How much: Free admission

 

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Earth Day

What: Special tours, exhibits and seminars created with the aim of raising awareness about the issues affecting our environment and some of the steps that can be taken to protect planet Earth.

When: Thursday, 22 April 2021, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston,Texas 77030

How much: $25 for adults and $16 for kids

 

Evelyn’s Park Conservancy: Earth Day Seedlings Giveaway

What: A distribution of 500 tree seedlings on the occasion of Earth Day which include varieties like Pecan, White Oak, Red Bud, Magnolias and many more. Take a tree home and contribute towards making our plant a greener place.

When: Thursday, 22 April 2021, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, Texas 77401

How much: Free admission

 

Smither’s Park: Earth Day Evening Picnic

What: Take a stroll in a park entirely made from recycled material through a chic urban artistic landscape accompanied by guest photographer Chena. Picnic pillows and blankets will be provided but this is a BYO picnic, so remember to stock up on food and drink, and keeping to the theme, don your best bohemian attire.

When: Thursday 22 April 2021, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: 2441 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023, United States

How much: Free admission

 

Memorial Park Conservancy: Storytime in the Park

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What: Children, with parents in tow can attend two storytelling sessions at the newly opened Event Lawn in the Clay Family Eastern Glades. You can also stay back for a face painting session afterwards.

When: Saturday 24 April 2021, 10.30 a.m. (Show 1), 11.30 a.m. (Show 2)

Where: 7575 North Picnic Lane, Houston, TX 77007

How much: Free admission

 

The Woodlands Children’s Museum: Science Madness

What: With the help of water beads experience how different elements come together, mixed-up in so many ways to coexist with one another and make up our planet earth. Parents and kids are all welcome at this fun gathering.

When: Wednesday 21 April 2021, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: 4775 W Panther Creek Dr #280, The Woodlands, TX 77381

How much: Free admission

 

Kemah Boardwalk: Party for the Planet

What: At Aquarium Kemah, join the staff divers and biologists in scavenger hunts and aquarium tours whilst feeding sting rays and getting to know more about the aquatic life that our planet is home to.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 25 April 2021, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565

How much: Free admission

 

CityPlace Plaza: Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

What: Pick up your detective gear and go off on a hunt for exciting prizes through CityPlace, Springwoods Village, and The Market at Springwoods Village.

When: Thursday 22 April 2021,

Where: 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring, TX 77389

How much: Free admission

 

There are a number of other activities that you can participate in on Earth Day. For example, you can take an Earth Day Quiz, you can learn about the Biden administration’s plan for convening a Global Climate Summit. You can also find out about how to continue to make an impact throughout the year by joining hands with organizations such as Earthday.org.

 

By the way, April is also a great time to celebrate the official state flower of Texas – the bluebonnet. Check out our guide for best places to see bluebonnets in and around Houston