Visit Brooklyn Children’s Museum over spring break for Earth Rocks!, a celebration of Earth’s rockstar status, Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 28, 2019.
Over ten epic days, the museum celebrates our awesome and awe-inspiring Earth by exploring our planet’s ecosystems, resources and superpowers through art-making, animal encounters, science demos, and live music.
For all those who call Earth home, this week’s for you. Taking place the week of Earth Day (Monday, April 22), Earth Rocks! is an exploration of humanity’s relationship with Earth and an introduction to the topics of sustainability and stewardship. Join us for gardening workshops, honeybee-inspired art projects, a look at BCM’s collection of fluorescent minerals, and investigations into the dramatic power of volcanos - capped by an explosive, lava-tastic demonstration! Along the way we’ll write letters to Earth with help from 826NYC, hear music from instruments made out of upcycled common objects by Kevin and Rich’s Recycled Sounds, and learn about aquaponics with Brooklyn-based urban agriculture and education company Oko Farms.
Learn more about what we can do to be responsible stewards of our home planet and show our Earth some love.
DAILY PROGRAMS (Taking place every day Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 28)
What’s Your Wingspan?
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | All Ages
Fly down to the Science Inquiry Center and learn about birds of different sizes. Stretch out your wings and see how you measure up!
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | All Ages
Buzz into ColorLab to make your own antennae and add a unique flower to our collaborative meadow sculpture. Join us on April 22 at 11:00 for a silk flower workshop with guest artist, Blanka Amezcua.
Spaceship Earth Reflection Room
12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | All Ages
Pull up a bean bag and connect with others to talk about how humans interact with our environment—what we give, what we take, and what concerned humans are doing to improve humans’ relationship with Earth.
12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. | All Ages
During Hot Spot, examine and hold volcanic stones from our collection. Experience a dramatic volcano demo on BCM’s rooftop.
2:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. | All Ages
Check out our fluorescent minerals in our cozy and creative Sensory Room! Create mixed-media clay beads inspired by the elements of Earth who sparkle and shine.
4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. | All Ages
Interact with some of BCM’s resident live animals and discover their natural habitats!
Letters to Earth with 826NYC
Friday, April 19 | 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Ages 4+
Stop by 826NYC’s writing station and pen your own letter to the planet!
Kevin and Rich’s Recycled Sounds
Monday, April 22 & Tuesday, April 23 | 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | All Ages
Enjoy Kevin and Rich’s Recycled Sounds and jam to instruments made from Earth’s raw materials and upcycled everyday objects!
Water Ways & Land Interactive Demo
Wednesday, April 24 | 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | All Ages
How does water shape land? What is erosion? Explore the relationship between water, land, and humanity in this interactive water conservation demo!
Aquaponics with Oko Farms
Thursday, April 25 | 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Ages 5+
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.
Earth Rocks! Rock Out with Willie Mae Rock Camp
Thursday, April 25 | 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. & 4:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m. | Ages 4+
Join Willie Mae Rock Camp and Rock out in support of planet Earth! Write poems, songs, and more to tell everyone about our planet!
Saturday, April 27 | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | All Ages
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.
Legacy Lounge: What is a Mineral?
Sunday, April 28 | 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | All Ages
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-N-Hammer Society!
About Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s (BCM) provides first cultural experiences for children and families that inspire curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning. Through art, cultural heritage and natural science exhibits, public programs and performances, and school and afterschool initiatives, BCM will serve over 300,000 people over the next year, more than 80% of whom are from Brooklyn. Over 50% of visitors come from Central Brooklyn's core neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.