Join Us for Earth Hour 2018

Minnesota Children’s Museum is joining the City of St. Paul and other local organizations – as well as millions across the globe – on Saturday, March 24, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. for Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment that inspires people to take action.

During this hour, the City of St. Paul and participating organizations will turn off non-essential lights and signs. Residents are encouraged to do the same, and are also urged to think about ways they can conserve energy throughout the year.

Our Energy-Saving Efforts

As part of our recent renovation, which was completed in June 2017, we took steps to reduce our energy use. Highlights include:

  • Museum lights are on occupancy sensors, so they turn off when no one is around
  • Lights near the windows have daylight sensors, so they dim on sunny days
  • Most exterior lights have photo eyes so they only turn on when it gets dark
  • We have upgraded most of our fixtures to be more efficient

On Saturday evening, we are participating in Earth Hour by turning off the museum’s backyard and rooftop lighting.

What You Can Do

Interested in getting involved? You can participate and show your commitment to energy conservation by:

  • Turning off your lights for Earth Hour
  • Encouraging your friends and family to do the same
  • Thinking of ways you can reduce your energy use throughout the year
  • Snapping a photo of how you’re spending Earth Hour on social media. Use #Connect2Earth and tag the City of Saint Paul.

Learn More

The City of St. Paul offers many resources and ideas for how you can spend Earth Hour and how you can make a difference beyond it. Visit to learn more. We hope you’ll join us in this important effort.

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