I used to think of Earth Day as a festive little springtime holiday which gave me a legitimate excuse to let my girls go outside and play in the dirt in honor of Mother Nature.
Today this holiday has taken on a bigger significance, and what better place than in Big D.
That’s because Dallas is home to the world’s largest Earth Day exposition and eco-conference called Earth Day Texas (EarthDayTX), which returns to the Lone Star State at historic Fair Park April 21-23.
This FREE three-day mega fun event gives parents an opportunity to teach kids to care about and preserve our planet. It offers an array of exciting and interactive activities, exhibits, presentations and unique one-of-a-kind experiences.
EarthDayTX 2017 sprawls more than one million square feet of indoor and outdoor event space and attracts more than 130,000 attendees, 700+ exhibitors and 250+ speakers. That makes it the largest annual environmental exhibition and programming initiative in the world!
It’s a unique forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, and corporate practices that are reshaping our world.
Since EarthDayTX has so much for families to see and do, here’s a quick list of top attractions that your kiddos will enjoy:
Top EarthDayTX Attractions for Kids:
LEGO BUILD THE CHANGE
During this three-day building event, children are inspired to build their “A, Bees, and Seas” version of a more sustainable future using millions of LEGO bricks.
TREE CLIMBER’S INTERNATIONAL
Learn how to climb trees rope-and-harness style with professional instructors on the tall, historic oaks at Fair Park.
MOBILE DAIRY CLASSROOM
For an utterly amazing experience, learn how to milk a cow in the Southwest Dairy Farmers exhibit.
GO DIVE NOW – SCUBA POOL
With the addition of Go Dive Now’s 20’x30’ mobile pool arriving at Fair Park, EDTx attendees can receive a scuba tutorial in Dallas!
LUNG FORCE WALK
Organized with the American Lung Association, walk this 5K for lung and women’s health everywhere!
Rush over to the Eco-Poetry Lounge to learn from New York City poetry pro’s as they guide participants of all ages on how to share your environmental message with the world.
SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE
High school teams display the solar-powered cars they built from scratch.
Meet animals like kangaroo, giant tortoise, python, lionhead rabbit, chinchilla, and even tarantulas!
TEXAS DISCOVERY GARDENS
Play with butterflies at the Texas Discovery Gardens, which will be open during EDTx!
Check out new and classic environmental books and DVDs.
SCIENCE ON A SPHERE
This state-of-the-art spherical device designed by NOAA scientists allows you to see the Earth as if you’re in outer space.
Wild Things Zoofari gets you up close and personal with our furry friends.
Take advantage of this opportunity to see an Anteater, Sloth, and Cheetah from the Dallas Zoo!
WELLNESS IN THE PARK
Yoga and Tai Chi returns to Fair Park on Saturday and Sunday. Unify with your surroundings in these hour-long classes for the whole family!
Earth Day Texas 2017 is a FREE PUBLIC EVENT: April 21-23, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. CONFERENCES: Times and locations may vary WHERE: Fair Park, Dallas Texas ADMISSION: Free; special fees apply to select conferences and events. INFORMATION: 214-310-1200; Visit: Earth Day Texas and Earth Texas Film.