Mud Day | EcoTarium

Mud Day

Thursday, June 28 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate International Mud Day at the EcoTarium! Join us Thursday, June 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Nature Explore Outdoor Exhibit! 

Ongoing Activities

Mud Pies!
    Mud Digging Area
Create your favorite recipe in our mud kitchen

Mud Creature Sculptures
   Gathering Area
Make small creatures using mud, decorate with found natural objects including twigs, leaves, flowers, acorn caps, and more! 

Scheduled Activities

1:00-1:30 - Let's Make Mud
   Gathering Area
Do you know the recipe for mud? Help get the celebration started by making a big mud pile.

1:30 - Story Time
   Music and Movement Stage
Listen to a story called Mud by Mary Lyn Ray, then join in some "mud-tastic" fun!

2:00-3:00 - Mud Painting
   Music and Movement Stage
Throw tradition out the window and paint with mud using tools such as sponges, sticks, plastic toy animals, and pine cones. 

3:00-4:00 Mud Toss Games and Barefoot Sensory Walk
   Music and Movement Stage
Try your hand at tossing mud balls onto a large canvas to create a group mural. Can you hit the target? Then, take off your shoes, dip your toes in the mud tub, and make some tracks on a large sheet of paper.