Virtual Earth Day 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Join Reid Park Zoo in Celebrating Earth Day All Week Long!

Earth Day is April 22nd, which kicks off the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA’s) Party for the Planet! Reid Park Zoo is celebrating the home we all share with family-friendly activities throughout the week, from April 18th to April 23rd. We will highlight one of the activities listed below each evening the week of April 18-23 on our Facebook page. We invite you to do some or all of these activities and to share your pictures with us, either by emailing them to or by posting them to our Facebook page.

Then join us virtually on April 24th from 10 am to 2 pm for live presentations over Zoom. We will learn what we can all do to protect our home as well as what Reid Park Zoo is doing to protect wild animals and wild places. Not able to join us live? No problem! All presentations will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel. Registration is required for this FREE VIRTUAL EVENT. The schedule of presentations will be emailed to you after you register. 

Register to join us virtually on April 24

*Plant Giveaway details:  When registering for the event, check the box to enter the plant giveaway. One entry per household, winners will be notified by email at 2 pm on April 24th and must be able to pick up their plant between 2 and 4 pm on the 24th or by appointment on April 25th or April 26th. Plants courtesy of Nighthawk Natives Nursery.

Activities to Celebrate Earth Day:

Nature Treasure Hunt

Create Art with Nature

Build A Bee Home

Beautify A Natural Area

Build A Bird Feeder

Be A Scientist

We’d love to see your completed activities — please email them to us or share them on our Earth Day Facebook posts.


Keep Party for the Planet going by joining the City Nature Challenge April 30th – May 3rd. Post images of the living things you find around the Tucson area (including animals and plants) to the City Nature Challenge 2021 – Greater Tucson project on iNaturalist. Learn more about the City Nature Challenge at