—The celebration will be filled with unique and sustainable activities that foster gratitude and encourage community empowerment—

Brooklyn Children’s Museum will celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with Celebrate Mother Earth, a heartwarming and eco-conscious tribute to the nurturing maternal forces on the planet.

The all-day event will be filled with unique and sustainable activities that foster gratitude, encourage community empowerment, and strengthen visitors’ bond with our life-giving planet.

“Celebrate Mother Earth is our way of celebrating our greatest natural caregiver, the planet we inhabit,” says Stephanie Hill Wilchfort, President and CEO of Brooklyn Children’s Museum. “We are thrilled to host this new event for the first time and hope this can be a mainstay program at our institution for years to come.”

The event takes place from 10 am to 5 pm. 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 https://www.brooklynkids.org/events/celebrate-mother-earth/

Workshops and Themes

Plant-Based Food Demo Workshop

10:30 am–11:00 am

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Cafe, 2nd Floor

Join Danielle Medina aka Fit N Play Mama, for an introduction to the wonderful world of plant-based foods, their superpower nutrient properties and how we can create delicious recipes. Enjoy the taste of a healthy smoothie afterward!

Natural Dyes and Textiles

11:00 am–11:45 pm

3:00 pm–3:30 pm

Greenhouse, 1st Floor

Explore the different ways we can use plants to make art with textile designer, artist, and educator Nelise Nashieda. Participants will get to make their own paintings and learn how to bundle dye with natural materials like hibiscus, marigolds, onion skins, and different modifiers.

Plant Allies Talisman

12:30 pm–1:00 pm

2:00 pm–2:30 pm

Greenhouse, 1st Floor

Join Laraib Ali, artist and earth steward, for a protective talisman workshop using locally sourced herbs and other earthly treasures as an introduction to their powerful medicinal & healing properties. Participants will fill up their own vessel of choice to carry with them daily. All ages are welcome. 

Family Yoga

12:00 pm–12:45 pm

3:30 pm–4:15 pm 

Rooftop, 2nd Floor

Move your body into this nature-themed family yoga class led by Danielle Medina, aka Fit N Play Mama. Guests will learn about the Mother Earth connection throughout the yoga demo and have a fully immersive experience.

Storytime and Yoga

11:30 am–12:00 pm

3:30 pm–4:00 pm

BK Voices, 2nd Floor

Join Brooklyn author Lauren Hoffmeier for a reading and signing of her New York Times featured series Mula and the Fly! This reading will be followed by an interactive yoga workshop for kids.

Colorful Paper Flowers

10:30 am–11:00 am

11:15 am–11:45 am

12:00 pm–12:30 pm

2:30 pm–3:00 pm

3:15 pm–3:45 pm

4:00 pm–4:30 pm

ColorLab Art Studio, 2nd Floor

Visit the ColorLab Art Studio and create paper flowers that you can give to someone you love and care for!

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/