Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
The Maryland Science Center offers a recycling race, lavender plantings and the chance to make your own smoothies. You can head up to the roof and learn about solar energy. This activity is free with the paid admission to the museum. Visit their website for more information.
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008
The National Zoo offers opportunities to meet their “green team.” You can learn how to make planting pots out of newspaper, then take the plant home. You can also bring any items that need to be recycled to the zoo—even including things like cell phones and mp3 players. Visit their website for more information.
Earth Day Community Festival
2914 Roderick Road
Urbana, MD 21704
At this festival, you can enjoy a choir, games and a nature walk. There’s an art contest for children (through grade eight) and you can visit a windmill. Admission is free, but there will be items for sale (including food). There will be a free shuttle bus from the Park & Ride at I-270 and Maryland 80.
The Maryland Zoo
Druid Hill Park (no street number)
Baltimore, MD 21217
The Maryland Zoo is holding a party for the planet on Earth Day. You can attend from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Activities include learning how to make the world a greener place. While there, make sure to visit all the animals. Visit their website for more information.
A Billion Acts of Green
If you can’t attend any of the other events, consider pledging one green act yourself. Visit this website to learn the things you can do to make the planet healthier. Potential acts of green include planting trees, changing your regular lightbulbs to CFLs or trying to carpool, ride a bicycle or walk more often.