EARTH ROCKS! Celebrate Earth’s rockstar status over Spring Break! from
When: Friday, April 19, 2019, to Sunday, April 28, 2019,
Contact: (718) 735-4400
Visit Brooklyn Children’s Museum over spring break for Earth Rocks!, Over ten epic days they’re celebrating 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. Learn more about what we can do to be responsible stewards of our home planet and show our Earth some love! What’s Your Wingspan? Fly down to the Science Inquiry Center and learn about birds of different sizes. Stretch out your wings and see how you measure up! The Hive: Buzz into ColorLab to make your own antennae and add a unique flower to our collaborative meadow sculpture. Spaceship Earth Reflection Room: 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. Hot Spot: During Hot Spot, examine and hold volcanic stones from our collection. Experience a dramatic volcano demo on BCM’s rooftop. Mineral Magic: Check out our fluorescent minerals in our cosy and creative Sensory Room! Create mixed-media clay beads inspired by the elements of Earth who sparkle and shine. Animal Adventures: Interact with some of BCM’s resident live animals and discover their natural habitats! Special Events includes Letters to Earth with 826NYC: Stop by 826NYC’s writing station and pen your own letter to the planet! 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! 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! 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. 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! 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. 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-N-Hammer Society! Included with museum admission.