Earth Day programs at the Carnegie


April 14, 2009

The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are planning a special celebration for Earth Day (April 22) on Saturday, April 18, with fun activities for the entire family. All programs are free with museum admission.

The Museum of Art hosts Celebrate Earth Day! A Day of Fun for Families from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During ARTventures, kids and their families can search the Scaife Galleries for flower arrangements created for the Art in Bloom event; these floral displays are inspired by paintings, sculpture, and works of decorative art in the museum's collection. Afterward, families can make their own flowers using recycled materials.

The Museum of Natural History will host special guided tours of the current exhibition, The Horse, hailed by The New York Times as “Provocative…and Illuminating.” Other offerings include hands-on children's activities; discover carts about birds, insects, and more; and Science on Stage performances.

Kids can design their own Earth-friendly, reusable tote bag and learn about the lifecycle of a monarch butterfly. The first 150 visitors to Earth Theater will receive a special gift from NASA that includes CDs with NASA imagery, holographic postcards, Earth Update software, posters, and bookmarks.

More information is available on the Web site,


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