Kid Friendly Earth Day Events In The Atlanta Area

Below is a list of kid-friendly Earth Day events in the Atlanta area. The children will enjoy fun activities while learning… Shhhh, Don’t tell them!

Zoo Atlanta – Party for the Planet

Address:  800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

When: Saturday, April 23, 2011

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Exclusive Meet and greets with Dora and Diego from Dora the Explorer

Gorilla Egg Hunts:
The western lowland gorillas of The Ford African Rain Forest search for hidden Jell-O treats during the annual Gorilla Egg Hunts at 2 p.m. in Gorilla Habitat 3 and 2:30 p.m. in Gorilla Habitat 1. 

Arts and Crafts

Party for the Planet is FREE for Zoo Members and children under 3; FREE with general admission.

Source: Zoo Atlanta  


Atlantic Station Earth Day Celebration

Address:  1380 Atlantic Drive

Suite 14250

Atlanta, GA 30363

When: Friday, April 22, 2011

Time: 11am – 4pm

Lots of things happening in Atlantic Station!

Live entertainment

Eco friendly fashion show

Experience the Coca Cola Rev (Recycling Education Vehicle)

Learn how to compost

Construct a water barrel

And much more!

Source: Atlanta Station


Georgia Aquarium’s Third Annual Earth Day Celebration

Address:. 225 Baker St. NW Atlanta, GA 30313

When: April 22-24, 2011

Time: 10am

Guests will have the opportunity to learn about what they can do to help protect the planet and promote conservation of the environment, as well as learn about eco-friendly products and partners in our eco-friendly partner pavilion. Fun events and giveaways, such as a green scavenger hunt and mascot interactions, will be available throughout the day! Plantable conservation pledge cards, presented by Botanical Paperworks, will also be available to pledge your support and commitment to conservation for the next year! In addition to these fun and entertaining activities, guests will also have the opportunity to see up close the tools we use to feed out whale sharks, enrich our beluga whales and maintain our habitats. Enjoy a conversation with members of our Zoo Operations department and find out what it takes to entertain an 1,800 pound beluga whale!

 Activities include:

  • Botanical PaperWorks plantable pledge cards
  • Special giveaways
  • Arts and crafts stations
  • Little Wonder animal carts
  • Mascot interaction

Source: Georgia Aqaurium  


Disney Store – Perimeter Mall

Address: 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite 1360

Atlanta, Georgia 30346

When:  April 22, 2011

Time: 10am-9pm

Join Disney Store on Earth Day!

Receive a FREE reusable shopping bag on Friday, April 22 when you bring in and recycle 5 plastic shopping bags.

*Limit one bag per Guest. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Source: Permiter Mall 

Atlanta Botanical Garden – Earth Day

Address:1345 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta, GA30309

When: Friday, April 22

Time: 9:30 a.m. – ­ 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Earth at the Garden! From ladybug releases to crafts to learning about the Garden¹s conservation programs, there is something for everyone. Admission is two for one (Members free).

Earth Day Activities:

Children’s Garden Storybook Time
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Family Garden Tours
10 and 11 a.m.

Frog Talks with an Amphibian Specialist
9:30 a.m. and noon in the Hardin Visitor Center

Frog Care
11 a.m. in Fuqua Conservatory Lobby

Ladybug Releases
10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. in the Rose Garden

Source:  Atlanta Botanical Garden


Sugar Hill

Yard Sale at Gary Pirkel Park 

Address: 6195 Austin Garner Road

When: Friday, April 22, 2011

Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Funds from the yard sale will go to the White Oak Elementary School outdoor classroom and garden.

Source: Sugar Hill