Earth Day Celebrations in ABQ!

National Earth Day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Every year around the world, Earth Day organizers promote green campaigns to save the Earth. Right here in Albuquerque we are doing the same to help push the importance of protecting our earth for generations to come. ABQtodo has gathered a few things to do with your family this week.

Stories in the Sky – Bees and Honey | Balloon Museum | April 18

Earth Day celebration will feature stories and songs all about bees and honey. Two sessions to choose from and comes to you at no cost. FREE!

“What Nature Does With Colors and Sound” | Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts | April 18

This event will include a film screening of Look & See. A film about the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture. In addition to the screening there will be a poetry mini-workshop and reception. FREE! RSVP here,

“Home” – Exhibition | Oasis Albuquerque | April 17-20 

“Home” might mean the earth, a garden, the inner self, a house, a road, or the universe; it isn’t necessarily limited to a physical structure. Nine artists from the Mosaic New Mexico group explore the concept of “Home” with their new exhibit at Oasis. FREE!

Earth Day Celebration | ABQ BioPark | April 18-21

Celebrate Earth Day with the BioPark with four days of learning and exploration.

Wednesday, April 18, at the Aquarium

  • Discover different ocean habitats and how you can protect them.
  • Learn about why it is important to buy sustainable seafood.
  • Make a recycled craft.
  • Meet ocean animals at the touch pools.

Thursday, April 19, at the Zoo

  • Story time and zookeeper chats
  • Hands-on animal discovery stations and enrichment making stations

Friday, April 20, at Tingley Beach

  • Our Actions Matter station with game and activity
  • Bosque habitat discovery station
  • Fish Craft/Recycled Art Station
  • Healthy Waterfowl Habitat discovery station that includes a fishing line service-learning project and waterfowl ID

Saturday, April 21, at the Botanic Garden

  • Visit the Children’s Seed Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Albuquerque. Activities include mystery seed lab, seed trivia game, face painting, seed art and seed balls.
  • Explore the various habitats of New Mexico at interactive stations and learn how you can help protect them.
  • Make a recycled craft.

All activities included with regular admission.

Making Africa: 3rd Thursday | Albuquerque Museum | April 19

In addition to celebrating the earth, we must also celebrate the people living on it. This free, family-friendly event will feature music, tours of the Making Africa exhibit and make-and-take art. FREE! View the entertainment schedule at,

Mission Monarch: All Hands on Deck | Adelante Development Center | April 19

The population of Monarch butterflies has declined an estimated 90% in the last several years. Expert Debbie Pike is working to restore habitat and track Monarchs in New Mexico. Learn about these fascinating insects and what we can all do to help. FREE!

Community Shred Day | Oxford Wealth Advisors | April 20

Shred your old tax documents for free and enjoy some yummy shredded pork sandwiches and ice cream! This is a community event and all are welcome. FREE!

Asteri | AirDance | April 20-22

AirDance New Mexico tells the stories of the constellations around us through aerial dance and artistry. Buy tickets!

Menaul Picnic Area Volunteer Clean-up | Menual Picnic Area | April 21

Join City of Albuquerque Open Space for their annual volunteer clean-up and trail maintenance of the Menaul Picnic Area in the Foothills. FREE!

Backyard Farming – Recycled and Natural Building | Gutierrez-Hubbell House | April 21

Learn how to save money and be creative when selecting materials that will make your own site stand out. Participants will also present their own landscape plans specific to their space to spur on additional ideas gleaned from the Landscape for Life course.
This event is free, however registration is required. Register!

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event | Advanced Chemical Transport | April 21

In celebration of Earth Day, City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development, Engineering Division, Solid Waste Management Department, Bernalillo County, and Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT) are sponsoring a free household hazardous waste collection event. View the accepted and not accepted items. 

E-Waste Recycling | Boofy’s Best for Pets | April 21

Recycle your old computer equipment, electronics, and electrical devices…almost anything with a plug! Free!

Earth Day $1 Day Sale | Buffalo Exchange | April 21

It’s time to “Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution!” Shop a special selection of clothing for just $1 a piece to benefit The 5 Gyres Institute. Don’t forget to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag!

Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire | Balloon Museum | April 21-22

The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Buy tickets!

EarthFest 2018 | La Montañita Co-op | April 22

Each year La Montañita takes over Silver Ave. between Carlisle and Tulane and makes room for tons of local vendors, social and economic justice organizations, artists, environmental advocacy groups, performers and, of course, La Montañita’s delicious deli foods. FREE!

Violets in Fairyland | Albuquerque Garden Center | April 21-22

The Albuquerque African Violet Club is hosting its 50th Annual Spring Show & Sale, free to the public, featuring African Violet plants for sale, drawings, demos, and growing info.

Downtown Growers’ Market | Robinson Park | April 21

At the Market you’ll find all the local produce you can imagine, delicious prepared food, arts and crafts, local band performances, yoga in the park and much more!

Earth Day Celebration – Molina Healthcare | Civic Plaza | April 22

This is the kick-off event for the Civic Plaza summer season and the first day of the new plaza fountain!

There will be live music from REVIVA and RED LIGHT CAMERAS, a variety of health & wellness exhibitors, environmentally conscious & Earth-friendly vendors, electronics recycling , blood drive, mammograms, kids activities, jumpers, food trucks, local microbrews, wine…and more!

New Mexico Computer Recyclers will provide a FREE and secure electronic recycling service. They will recycle anything with a plug (with the exception of televisions, microwaves, CRT monitors, empty toner cartridges and vacuums). This is a great opportunity for environmentally-friendly recycling of all old, unused electronics!

Molina Healthcare has donated some wonderful improvements for Civic Plaza including new plants! Volunteers will be helping with planting starting at 8am.

Don’t miss this *FREE* gathering in celebration of wellness and Mother Earth in the heart of downtown Albuquerque…and it’s the start of the 2018 Civic Plaza event season! Family friendly, bike friendly, dog friendly! See you on the plaza!

Get outdoors this weekend. Don’t forget the sunscreen and allergy medicine. City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department has a number of trails, parks and open spaces for you and your family to take advantage of. Bernalillo County as well.

We suggest visiting Mama’s Minerals this weekend. Browse New Mexico’s largest rock and bead store. You’ll find a universe of interesting and beautiful mineral treasures and other products – authentic fossils, natural minerals, metal detectors and prospecting supplies, metaphysical supplies… and beads, beads and more beads!

“Stay Grounded” and taste the world’s finest brew.

Visit Humble Coffee Company located in Nob Hill on Lomas Blvd. or the new location in Downtown Albuquerque.

Be sure to share your Earth Day photos with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or by using the #ABQtodo hashtag!

Happy Earth Day! ♻🌍🌱

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