Started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is now a global event with participants ranging from individuals and businesses to cities around the world including Chicago, Toronto, Copenhagen and Brisbane. The Public Museum is proud to take part in this collaborative event and is encouraging other cultural institutions, businesses, employees and Museum members to do their part. Last year this single hour of darkness was the equivalent of taking 48,000 cars off the road for a year.
Join us in this exciting event by turning off your lights this Saturday, March 28 from 8-9 pm. Don't just sit alone in the dark - play a game of family flashlight tag, go for a walk, plan a romantic candle light dinner! There are so many fun activities that you can enjoy while taking part Earth Hour 2008.
Tell us how you plan to participate in Earth Hour 2009. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to receive four tickets for an upcoming Laser Light Show!