Join Earthman and celebrate Earth Day at the Museum of Discovery
and Science on Sunday, April 22, 2007 from Noon – 6:00 p.m.
April 2, 2007, Fort Lauderdale - Celebrate Earth Day at the
Museum of Discovery and Science on Sunday, April 22, from noon –
6:00 p.m.! In addition to offering hands-on fun for the whole
family, our Earth Day event will host a variety of community
partners, interactive demonstrations, games, and exciting animal
encounters. Meet Earthman and join him in the Museum’s backyard
for an exciting, eco-friendly concert. A special lineup of IMAX®
nature films will be played throughout the day.
We hear it all the time: Reduce, reuse and recycle. Are
you doing all that you and your family can to make a difference?
Greener energy choices and living strategies will be explored by
Museum staff and a variety of South Florida environmental and
community organizations at this family-friendly event. Win
prizes for creative recycled art work, calculate your
environmental footprint, and learn how your yard can become a
Florida friendly ecosystem that conserves natural resources.
Earth Day activities are included in the exhibit admission to
the Museum: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $8 children (2-12) for
non-members. Exhibit admission is free for Museum members. A
general admission ticket may be purchased (includes exhibit
admission and one 45-minute IMAX® film): $15 adults, $14
seniors, $12 children (2-12).
The following community partners will have booths set up
throughout the Museum: South Florida Water Management District,
The National Park Service, The Earthman Project, NOAA, Broward
County Parks and Recreation, Broward County Waste and Recycling
Services, NatureScape Broward, Department of Environmental
Protection, The Wildlife Care Center, Broward County Audubon
Society, The Nature Conservancy, environmental artist, Susan
Wood, Plantation High School, 4H Hearts and more!
Event Schedule for Earth Day Sunday, April 22 Recycled Craft Corner
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Crafts for Everyone! Create solar bead jewelry, recycled critter
crafts, sow many seeds, coloring pages and more!
The Journey of Wayne Drop
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Water, water, everywhere…but will we have enough to drink? This
scavenger-hunt journey of water through the Everglades begins in
our Discovery Lab and explores how water makes its all-important
journey from the sky to the sea.
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Check out a fuel efficient, eco-friendly automobile – the Toyota
Hybrid. The Toyota Hybrid, courtesy of JM Family, will be on
display from noon – 6:00 p.m.
Earthly Treasure Hunt
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Will you be able to find the important parts of this ‘green’
puzzle hidden in the Florida ecosystems represented in our
backyard? Use a treasure map and join the fun as you scurry and
learn about the flora and fauna of local environments.
What is a keystone species? Why are they important to us? The
museum will introduce a few of its most important environmental
animal ambassadors in this fun demonstration.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Join the Earthman’s live jive in our backyard and help him sing
the blues! The Earthman Project Band performs and works with
kids to show them that their own creative efforts are a powerful
and important force for making Planet Earth a cleaner, healthier
place for us all to live.
Florida Natives and Exotics
Can you tell the difference between a Florida Native and an
invasive exotic? Come join the fun and see a few of our resident
animals in this interactive demonstration.
Understanding the Basics of Global Warming
Our resident Physical Scientist, Hi Bleecker, shares the
scientific facts about this important environmental issue in
this informative, 40-minute presentation.
Come by the Science Café to figure out how you can minimize your
impact on Planet Earth. Learn about carbon credits, greener
energy and recycling.
Investigating Alternative Energy Sources
Join us for a presentation by our resident Physical Scientist,
Hi Bleecker, as he explains how communities and individuals can
make more environmentally responsible energy choices.
Animals Around the World
Visit the Science Café to see critters from all corners of the
globe and learn just how important they are in their own
IMAX® Film Schedule
Deep Sea 3D
Africa: The Serengeti
Wild Safari 3D: A South African
Coral Reef Adventure
About the Museum: The
Museum is open seven days per week (365 days a year); Monday
through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to
6 p.m. with extended IMAX most evenings. General admission
prices are $15 for adults; $14 for seniors; $12 for children 2
to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket
includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one 45-minute
IMAX film. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located
downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should
call (954) 467-MODS (6637).