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Get Out: Five Great Things To Do This Weekend

Because It's No Fun To Stay Home All Weekend

Lace up those hiking boots and zip up those fleece jackets! Friday is Earth Day, and we’ve got plenty of activities to keep both you and the kids busy. Whether you’d like to help the greater good with local cleanup efforts or beautify your garden with some new plants, make sure you spend some time outdoors this weekend. Check out what we’ve put together to make your Earth Day a happening one.

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WHERE/WHEN: Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHY GO: No doubt the kids will love the aquarium’s Earth Day-themed activities, games and more.

PRICING: Activities included with museum admission.

2. EARTH DAY AT THE PEABODY

WHERE/WHEN: Friday at the Peabody Museum in New Haven from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHY GO: Both adults and children will find Earth Day fun at the Peabody! Full schedule is available here.

PRICING: Museum admission required for events.

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WHERE/WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m. at R.J. Julia.

WHY GO: There’s no better day than Earth Day to pick up Lively’s new guide, Growing Vegetables & Herbs.

PRICING: Tickets to the event are $5 each and can be used toward the purchase of the book.

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WHERE/WHEN: Meet at The Audubon Shop on Saturday at 7:50 a.m.

WHY GO: Hammo is good for more than sun-tanning, beach strolling and picnicking! But if this weekend is too busy, note that the walks will continue on Saturdays through June 11.

PRICING: Cost is $4 per person.

5. GET YOUR HIKE ON

WHERE/WHEN: Chatfield Hollow in Killingworth, Hartman Park in Lyme.

WHY GO: Celebrate Earth Day enjoying the outdoors, and get some great exercise, too!

PRICING: Free.

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