During 'Earth Rocks!' week, Brooklyn kids can explore what a responsible relationship with the planet's ecosystems means
Earth Rocks! at Brooklyn Children's Museum

This spring break, Brooklyn Children’s Museum is hosting Earth Rocks!, a celebration of Earth’s rockstar status, to help kids discover how they can become responsible stewards of our planet. 

From Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 28, Brooklyn families can celebrate our awe-inspiring planet by exploring its ecosystems, resources and superpowers through art-making, animal encounters, science demos and live music. 

“Overlapping with Earth Day on Monday, April 22, Earth Rocks! is an exploration of humanity’s relationship with Earth and an introduction to the topics of sustainability and stewardship,” the museum announced. 

Throughout Earth Rocks! kids can join the museum for gardening workshops, honeybee-inspired art projects, a look at BCM’s collection of fluorescent minerals and investigations into the dramatic power of volcanos complete with an explosive, lava-tastic demonstration! 

Visitors can also enjoy music from instruments made from upcycled common objects by Kevin and Rich’s Recycled Sounds, while writing love letters to Earth with the help from 826NYC and learn about aquaponics with Brooklyn-based urban agriculture and education company Oko Farms.

See Below a complete schedule of all special Earth Rocks! events.

Throughout Earth Rocks! kids can join the museum for gardening workshops, honeybee-inspired art projects and more! Photo credit: Brooklyn Children’s Museum/ FB

Letters to Earth with 826NYC

Join 826NYC, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit, dedicated to helping children and youth improve their writing skills, and pen your own letter to the planet!

When: Friday, April 19 | 3:30pm – 4:00pm | Ages 4+

Kevin and Rich’s Recycled Sounds

Enjoy Kevin and Rich’s Recycled Sounds and jam to instruments made from Earth’s raw materials and upcycled everyday objects!

When: Monday, April 22 & Tuesday, April 23 | 2:30pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm -4:00pm

Yemi Amu cuts fresh holy basil. “We grow everything from seed.”

Water Ways & Land Interactive Demo

How does water shape land? What is erosion? Explore the relationship between water, land and humanity in this interactive water conservation demo!

When: Wednesday, April 24 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Aquaponics with Oko Farms

Dive into an interactive demo with Oko Farms about the science of growing food with fish waste! Learn more about the sustainability of aquaponics systems in which fish and growing plants live in harmony and exchange resources.

When: Thursday, April 25 | 3:00pm -4:00pm | Ages 5+

Earth Rocks! Rock Out with Willie Mae Rock Camp

Join Willie Mae Rock Camp and rock out in support of planet Earth! Write poems, songs and more to tell everyone about our planet!

When: Thursday, April 25 | 4:00pm-4:30pm  & 4:45pm -5:15pm | Ages 4+

Willie Mae Rock Camp. Photo credit: Brooklyn Children’s Museum/ FB

Green City

Green thumbs unite! Join Friends of Brower Park for this gardening workshop to get your hands in the dirt and think about how we can go green in our homes and cities.

When: Saturday, April 27 | 11:00am – 1:00pm

Legacy Lounge: What is a Mineral?

Join Earth-loving geologist Irving Horowitz for a conversation about the wonders of Earth’s rocks. Explore awesome minerals with Irving, who originally joined the BCM family in the 1930s as part of the Museum’s geological club, The Pick and Hammer Society!

When: Sunday, April 28 | 2:00pm -3:00pm

Also, every day of Earth Rocks! features a set of nature-themed recurring programs. Kids can buzz into ColorLab to make honeybee-inspired antennae or add a flower to the museum’s collaborated meadow sculpture, among other fun activities.

Earth Rocks! Festival, a Celebration of Earth’s Rockstar Status, will take place from Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 28, at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, located at 145 Brooklyn Avenue. For more details and tickets. go here

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“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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