Family-friendly Earth Day fun at Fruitlands Sunday, April 22

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HARVARD — Fruitlands has announced that family-friendly Earth Day fun will be the highlight of the weekend’s activities on Sunday, April 22nd.

Scheduled highlights will include a hike to the Native American hunting ground, a watercycle game and storytime. They will take place on the half hour from 11 A.M. until noon, and then again from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M.

Additional activities will also be available throughout the day, including crafting nature journals, making garden stakes, planting a new flax garden on the grounds, playing lawn games at the Farmhouse, and opportunities to hike and picnic.

“We like to think that every day is Earth Day at Fruitlands, given our amazing setting here, but this Sunday really gives us the opportunity to showcase with our visitors, both young and old, the abundance of natural beauty that abounds on our grounds,” said Maggie Green, Fruitlands Director of Education and Public Programming. “The Earth Day activities on Sunday will be educational and entertaining, and appropriate for all ages.”

A full calendar of the day’s events can be viewed at www.fruitlands.org/events/earthday. The museum opens at 10 A.M. Story time in the Farmhouse marks the first event of the day at 11 A.M.

As most events take place outdoors, visitors are asked to dress appropriately. Some activities may be cancelled in the event of heavy rains. For more information, call (978) 456-3924 ext. 291.

Fruitlands Museum – A New England Tradition Since 1914

A quintessential New England gathering space, Fruitlands Museum inspires and educates through the heritage, nature, and art of the region. Located at 102 Prospect Hill Road in Harvard, Massachusetts, Fruitlands Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays, and is closed Tuesdays. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and college students, $5 for children 5-13, and free for kids under 5 and museum members. Trails and grounds-only admissions are $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, go to www.fruitlands.org or call (978) 456-3924 ext. 292.