— Each day will present exciting STEAM-inspired programs consisting of dynamic performances, hands-on activities, and creative art projects —
Brooklyn Children’s Museum will host Earth Rocks!, a week-long festival dedicated to the celebration of planet Earth from April 8 to April 16.
Each day will offer STEAM-inspired programs consisting of dynamic performances, hands-on activities, and creative art projects. Earth Rocks! is organized around four themes: Animal Conservation; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Urban Farming; and Out of this World.
Earth Rocks! Tickets are $13 for general admission, $12 for grandparents, and free for children under one year old. General admission tickets include access to all special programs and Museum exhibits. To purchase tickets, visit www.brooklynkids.org/earth-rocks.
Earth Rocks! Themes
Monday, April 10
11:00 am & 2:30 pm – Bug Out in the Greenhouse
12:00 pm & 3:30 pm – Touch Tank
12:15 pm & 3:00 pm – Animal Adventure Medley with WCS
Discover the importance of preserving wildlife and maintaining our planet’s delicate ecosystem. Examine extraordinary insects with entomologist Louis Sorkin, interact with BCM’s live reptiles, and participate in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s award-winning Wildlife Theater program. Additionally, craft an “Air Bee-n-Bee” beehive in the ColorLab art studio, get up close with aquatic animals at our touch tank, and bring your favorite stuffed animal for a fun veterinary check-up.
Stuffed Animal Check-Up Station and ColorLab workshops take place throughout the day.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12
10:45 am & 4:00 pm – Digging Into Decomposers (Wednesday only)
11:30 am & 2:15 pm – Make a Compost Worm Bin with Cues
12:00 pm & 3:00 pm – Live Music by Recycled Sounds
Embrace eco-friendly practices with hands-on projects and performances that promote sustainability. Create inventive upcycled pieces at play:groundNYC‘s pop-up maker station, enjoy music performed on improvised and repurposed instruments by Kevin and Rich’s Recycled Sounds and discover composting by constructing your own worm bin with Cues.
Pop-up maker space, ColorLab workshops, and showings of Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth take place throughout the day.
Thursday, April 13, and Friday, April 14
11:00 am & 2:30 pm – Pollinator workshops with Friends of Brower Park
11:30 am & 2:00 pm – If You Find a Leaf book reading with Aimee Sicuro (Friday only)
12:00 pm & 3:00 pm – Live Music by Ants On a Log
12:30 pm – Animal Encounters
2:00 pm – Planting workshop with Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Dive into the world of urban agriculture and explore the beauty of nature in the city. Join the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to plant seeds and learn about soil, explore the integration of chickens in gardens with NYC Park Rangers, and learn about bees and pollinators with Friends of Brower Park. Plus, create leaf and flower-inspired artwork guided by artist Aimee Sicuro, and sing along to climate justice melodies with the musical trio Ants on a Log.
ColorLab workshops and showings of Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth take place throughout the day.
Out of this World
Saturday, April 15, and Sunday, April, 16
10:15 am & 2:45 pm – Space Chips with inventor Dick Esterle
11:00 am & 2:30 pm – Blast Off! with Mélissa Smith
12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – Earth’s Layers with the Critical Zone Network
Uncover the elegance of the cosmos, Earth’s ecosystems, and geometric structures in this awe-inspiring series. Explore the wonders of space in Mélissa Smith‘s interactive Blast Off program, learn about the layers of Earth’s Critical Zone while making your own miniature ecosystem in a jar, and team up with artist Dick Esterle to contribute to an evolving sculpture based on simple geometric shapes.
ColorLab workshops take place throughout the day.
About Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Inspired by the energy and diversity of our borough, Brooklyn Children’s Museum creates experiences that ignite curiosity, celebrate identity, and cultivate joyful learning. Founded in 1899 as the world’s first children’s museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) is New York City’s largest cultural institution designed especially for families. Proudly based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, BCM serves 300,000 children and caregivers annually with exhibits and programs grounded in visual arts, music and performance, natural science, and world cultures. For more information, visit: https://www.brooklynkids.org/