April is Earth Month, and all over the globe, communities are taking action to help better our planet. From picking up litter to cleaning our waterways, stewarding the world around us is one of the most important things we can do – after all, there is no plan-et B! No matter who you are or what you do, there are steps each of us can take to help make our world a cleaner and greener place. And thanks to our friends at the New Jersey State Museum, it’s now easier than ever to get involved and do your part this Earth Day.

On Sunday, April 21st, the New Jersey State Museum invites you and your family to be a part of their educational and engaging Earth Day activities. From hands-on crafts and activities for littles to adventures out in nature, by the conclusion of the day, you will be eager to dive into all our magnificent Earth has to offer. The day’s activities will take place from 10am to 3pm at the New Jersey State Museum campus, located in the heart of Downtown Trenton at 205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. Throughout the day, guests are also invited to venture over to a nature walk along the Delaware River, where guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the brilliant birds who call our local ecosystem home. This afternoon of fun is free to attend, so be sure to mark your calendars for an afternoon of family fun.

The New Jersey State Museum’s Earth Day celebration will feature a whole host of activities for guests of all ages, including:

  • Use the sun to make a special nature-based craft
  • Learn about pollinator gardens and how to tell the difference between native and non-native insects
  • Make your own seed bombs with native seeds to jump start your own garden at home
  • Explore nature photography & local biodiversity
  • Hear from Museum curators about the night sky and the history of insects
  • Take a birdwatching tour of the Delaware River and hear more from Tulpehaking Nature Center
  • Bring home a seedling of a native NJ tree

These fun-filled activities will not only highlight some of nature’s most spectacular sights, but will also empower guests to bring some earth-friendly habits and activities into their day to day lives. Whether you plant a tree or put in a pollinator garden to help our local critters, every step you take is another step closer to a thriving planet for all.

For more information on this and other upcoming events at the New Jersey State Museum, please visit their website, linked here: NJSM – Home. You can also follow along with all the exciting happenings at the NJSM by checking out their Facebook, X, and Instagram. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Earth Day festivities, please contact the NJSM team at info.njsm@sos.nj.gov or (609) 292-6464 for further assistance. This Earth Day is certain to rock your world, so don’t miss out on this environmentally-minded afternoon of fun!

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