You're invited to the largest combined Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, and World Oceans Day celebration in the world! Association of Zoos and Aquariums facilities around the world, including the River Museum, are hosting Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 20. Featuring engaging and interactive conservation activities, Party for the Planet celebrates the Earth’s biodiversity and helps educate guests on how they can make positive impacts on the environment.
Party for the Planet runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m throughout the Museum & Aquarium campus. Special activities include:
• Presentation from KCRG-TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O'Mara KCRG.
• Gender reveal for our new Coral Catshark pup!
• Keeper talks on endangered species at the Museum & Aquarium.
• Discussions with local conservation leaders.
• Eco-friendly crafts and activities.
• Meet and greets with our mobile shark touch tank.
• Live animal programs.
The event and all activities are included with general admission and free for members and children under three.
Several of the River Museum’s conservation partners will be on hand to discuss their own conservation methods in support of wildlife and environmental protection, including, but not limited to the Army Corps of Engineers, , Friends Group, Dubuque Chapter, Authority, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, the Mississippi River Network, and .
Party for the Planet is supported through the generosity of the Mississippi River Network’s Campaign Funding Program, and guests will receive saplings donated by Wagner Nursery while supplies last.
The celebration is one of several conservation events being planned by the Museum & Aquarium in April. Other events include Cocktails for Conservation, FrogWatch USA, and Invasive Species Beatdown. More information on these events can be found at .