Each year, the Boston area recognizes Earth Day with a number of events and celebrations. Here is a list of some of the upcoming family friendly events.Ecotarium
"Float, fly, and roll your way through fun experiences at the Ecotarium as you learn how things move across air, land, and water. Join in an Earth Day Festival celebration April 20 when admission will be half price.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $14 for adults; $8 for 18 and under, children under 2 free; EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. 508-929-2701.
Franklin Park Zoo
through April 20
The Franklin Park Zoo observes Earth Day with Party for the Planet: Learn how you can contribute to a healthy planet and preserve the Earth. The festivities will include opportunities to meet the zookeepers, plus animal enrichment activities, scavenger hunts, entertainment, eco-friendly exhibitors and much more!
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $14.95 adults; $9.95 children age 3 to 12; Free for children under age 3, Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 401-785-3510.
Rose F. Kennedy Greenway
Family activities on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway include face painting, music, games, and food trucks. WalkBoston's Bob Sloane will guide walkers through some of Boston's best-kept secret lanes and recount some of the city's classic stories at 11 a.m.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dewey Square Park (Summer Street & Pearl Street)"