Earth Day

The ocean holds about 97 percent of Earth’s water and covers 70 percent of our planet’s surface. According to the United Nations, the ocean may be home to 50 to 80 percent of all life on Earth. Even if you live hundreds of miles from a coast, what happens in the ocean is fundamental to your life.

Join NASA for Earth Day in Washington D.C., April 18-19

  • Free and Open to the Public 9:00 a.m to 3 p.m. both days.

    Only a few blocks away from the National Mall, NASA celebrates Earth Day in the Earth Information Center, an exhibit space that transforms science into art.

    •  Learn about our home planet through 17 hands-on activities
    • View stunning visuals of Earth data from space on a cutting edge 20-ft hyperwall
    • Hear from scientists how information about Earth from space improves lives and livelihoods in the face of disasters, environmental challenges and climate change
    • Walk through and touch the many connections between land, air, sea, and life — including us — in an immersive and interactive experience

    See Earth as NASA sees it and complete a Passport to Fun for all ages.

    Mary W. Jackson NASA HQ
    East Lobby/ 300E. St SW
    Washington DC
    Closest Metro: Federal Center SW

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NASA Earth science studies our planet all day, every day. By tracking the movement of our natural systems – and the effect of human activity on them – we can understand the patterns, causes and results of climate change on the elemental activities that sustain us. On Earth Day we take time to celebrate this wondrous planet with special discussions, events and activities.

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

Neil Armstrong

NASA Astronaut, First Man on the Moon