Earth Day Events Downtown

Above: As planets go, we have a lot riding on this one.

Earth Day comes early to downtown Des Moines, where four local organizations invite you to walk between their locations for special environmental events on Saturday, April 20.

The seventh annual Downtown Earth Day Tour is a collaboration of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Science Center of Iowa (SCI), Riverwalk Hub and Iowa Rivers Revival. The weekend event precedes the national Earth Day by two days, but the timing makes it easier for more people to participate.

Each organization will feature a variety of activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to start at any of the locations and use the trails and sidewalks to walk or bike to the others. Free parking is available in front of the Botanical Garden and Science Center of Iowa and pedicab rides will run between the Botanical Garden and SCI.

Admission is free at the Botanical Garden and $5 at the Science Center. For details, including activities and a tour map, click here.

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