The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is hosting a Party for the Planet® on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over a dozen partners will be in attendance that day to interact with and educate visitors. This is made possible by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Spring into Action grant.

 General admission into the River Museum allows for attendees to be involved with the festivities. Throughout the day, staff will be holding educational features including – creature features, history corners, discussions about our conservation efforts, and much more.

The MakerSpace area in the River of Innovation exhibit will also have Earth Day and conservation/sustainability-themed activities available throughout the day. Other regularly scheduled activities like Behind the Scenes Tours and Stingray Feedings will still be available for purchase at the box office.

Local musician Mark Zalaznik will be playing outside in the boatyard and Dimensional Brewing Company will provide Conservation Cream Ale for the event. A portion of each sale by Dimensional supports the River Museum’s conservation efforts. This event is funded, in part, by AZA’s Spring into Action grants.

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