Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day Celebrations at Brooklyn Children's Museum

This weekend, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the first “green” museum in the city — thanks to its LEED silver certification — will hold its “Celebrate Earth!” Earth Day weekend festival.
There will be an “Eco-Fair” on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other activities on both days include bark painting, learning about composting and go on an “aquatic safari.” Visit for a complete schedule of events.
The recent expansion to the Children’s Museum, completed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, is what garnered the museum (celebrating its 110th anniversary) its LEED silver certification.
The museum is the first in New York City to employ geothermal wells for heating and cooling purposes. Whenever possible, construction utilized rapidly renewable and recycled materials.

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