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Celebrate the seventh annual Downtown Earth Day Tour with a visit to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Iowa Rivers Revival (located at the Hub Spot) and the Science Center of Iowa. Enjoy a short walk or bike ride between these three locations to celebrate Earth Day. Pedicab rides available between locations as well as bike valet parking at the Science Center and the Botanical Garden. Drop-in activities from various organizations will be offered at each location along with giveaways, a photo contest, and a community art project.

Free admission to the Botanical Garden on April 20 is possible through support from Principal.

Programming and activities at the Botanical Garden provided by these community partners:

Blank Park Zoo
Central Iowa Sierra Club
Des Moines Herb Study Group
Des Moines Children’s Museum
DSMVA: Iowa Walking Club
Element by Westin Hotel West Des Moines
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Iowa Bonsai Association
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Keep Iowa Beautiful
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Polk County Conservation

Photo Contest Rules

  1. Use Facebook, Instagram or Twitter platforms
  2. Share an image highlighting your day at the Downtown Earth Day Tour
  3. Use the hashtag #earthdaytour
  4. One post per person will be considered.

Please note: Only public posts can be considered.

The winner will receive a year-long family membership to both the Science Center of Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden as well as prizes from Iowa Rivers Revival.
Drawing will occur on April 27, 2019.

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