Earth Day Celebration

Monday, April 22, 2024

Join us at our Earth Day Celebration! Throughout the day, we will offer special guided tours, hikes, crafts, and activities appropriate for all ages – all FREE with general admission. Advance registration is required to participate in a free guided hike or tour.

General Admission also includes access to the Vanderbilt Mansion (including the Habitat and Stoll Wing animal dioramas, and natural-history and cultural-artifact galleries in the Memorial Wing), The Hall of Fishes marine museum, Planetarium exhibits, and the grounds and gardens.

General Admission


FREE with Admission

Activities & Crafts
12 pm – 3 pm

Natural History Collections Tours 

Explore the diversity of pollinators, mammals, and invertebrates, and touch teeth, corals, and shells on this special educator-led tour of the collections.

12 pm & 2 pm
Advance registration is required.

Natural History Collections Tours Registration


Earth Day Hike  

On this tour, learn about our place in the solar system, enjoy nature as we explore the beautiful, wooded Vanderbilt Estate, and take in awe-inspiring views of Northport Bay. Please be aware: this is an advanced hiking trail with many steep climbs and descents along a variety of mixed terrain with an elevation gain of nearly 300 feet. There will be two opportunities to cut your hike short and head back to the parking lot if you feel you or your party cannot finish the entire loop. Hikers assume all risk.

12 pm & 2 pm
Advance registration is required.

Earth Day Hike Registration


Featured Planetarium Show 

We Are Guardians
1 pm
Planetarium show tickets include general admission. There is an additional cost to see a planetarium show.

Purchase Tickets to We Are Guardians


We are all connected. Come and find out how.

Join us on a journey into, under, and around the many ecosystems across our planet. Discover how each component fits together, and how the health of each part is vital to the health of Planet Earth. Find out how, with the help of satellites and scientific study, we can understand the links between human activities and climate change, and what we can do to work together to improve the health of our shared home.

This visually stunning show is an immersive science film that features beautiful animation and creative storytelling that viewers of all ages can enjoy together.