Earth Day is on Friday, April 22, but we can celebrate our home planet all month long. We’ve rounded up 10 ways to celebrate Earth Day in L.A., online or at home with these fun Earth Day and nature-themed events and activities.
Expand your knowledge
Kids Gardening will host a virtual For Kids By Kids Garden Chat with three youth gardeners. All registrants will be entered to win one of three baskets full of garden goods. $0 and up. kidsgardening.org
Join Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy in-person or online for Earth Day celebrations. On April 23 volunteer to help care for a native plant demonstration garden and habitat for local wildlife at White Point Nature Preserve. On April 30 Virtual Family Nature Club will feature Earth-day themed activities and discussion on how to make an impact on the planet. FREE. pvplc.org
Roundhouse Aquarium hosts their annual Earth Day event on April 23. Back in-person for the first time in two years, Keep it Green, Keep it Clean Earth Day Celebration will feature a creativity and craft station, plant your own seeds station, sea story time and more. $10 – $15. roundhouseaquarium.org
Join the Los Angeles Zoo for five weekends of spring and Earth Month celebrations. Fridays and Saturdays from April 2 to May 1 “Wild for the Planet” will feature animal feedings, hands-on springtime activities for children, an Earth Expo, spring photo ops, honey tastings and a book talk with Ziggy Marley and his wife and collaborator Orly Marley. Free with paid admission (except honey tastings). lazoo.org
Go for a ride
Metrolink will offer free rides on Earth Day to show how small acts, like taking the train, can make a green impact on our environment. All day riders can board a Metrolink train at any station, make a #takethetrain pledge to be entered on Metrolink’s Earth Day webpage for a chance to win a monthly pass and see how taking the train makes a great ecological impact on Metrolink’s personal impact calculator. Metrolink’s Explore page offers eco-friendly tips, events and destinations for more Earth Month ideas. FREE. metrolinktrains.com
Take advantage of Metrolink’s free Earth Day ride and take the train to Lancaster for the annual California Poppy Festival on April 22. The all-ages celebration honors our state flower with live entertainment, rides, festival food and more. $8 and up. cityoflancasterca.org
Volunteer with Friends of the LA River (FOLAR) to clean up different parts of the river during Earth Week. Earth Week River Cleanup with FOLAR will take place April 21-24. folar.org
Watch a movie
Celebrate the wonder of our planet with inspiring movies and specials premiering on Disney + on Earth Day, like Disneynature’s “Polar Bear,” which tells the story of a new mother navigating motherhood in the challenging world polar bears face today, and National Geographic’s “Explorer: The Last Tepui,” which follows elite climber Alex Honnold and a world-class climbing team on a grueling mission deep in the Amazon jungle to climb up a 1,000-foot sheer cliff.
Pick up a DIY garden craft kit from Linda Vista Branch Library and create a variety of tiny flowers from pipe cleaners. Take & Make: Miniature Garden Pot with Flowers kits are available while supplies last through April 30. FREE. cityofpasadena.net
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock hosts Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s exhibit, “Wild Life” through April 30 including a special Earth Day celebration on April 23. The family-friendly event will feature a special animal printmaking workshop. FREE. cfaer.org
For more spring-themed events, check out our spring fun roundup.