Field Museum hosts World Water Day festival

March 22, 2009 7:53:37 AM PDT
In celebration of World Water Day on Sunday, the Field Museum will be host to several activities. (News Release) The highlight of the day will be UNICEF's Tap Water Walk, a one-mile walk for families, schools, and communities to help raise awareness and support for those around the world who lack from readily available clean water.

Following the walk, participants will be given basic admission into The Field Museum, where the Museum's East Entrance will be filled with activities for everyone to enjoy. Families can learn the extensive process our Chicago water goes through before the tap, and after the flush in a hands-on Sewer Science demonstration and little ones will enjoy activities in the Museum's Crown Family PlayLab.


The event is Sunday, March 22; Registration and sign-in begins at 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 10 a.m. To participate or support a participant, visit and choose "Tap in Your City" and then "Chicago." Donations can also be made directly at or by texting "TAP" to 864233 (UNICEF) for a $5 donation.

In anticipation of The Field Museum's Water exhibition (June 17-September 20), the Museum is launching "Water Chicago" in an effort to teach families about the importance of water conservation. Water Chicago kicks off with the World Water Day Festival, which includes UNICEF's Tap Project Water Walk and family workshops in the Museum's East Entrance.