If your little ones can’t stay up until midnight to ring in the new year, come celebrate early at the annual “Noon Year’s Eve” family celebration at the Museum of Science and History.
The event, sponsored by South Central Bank, features all the usual New Year’s Eve flair – DJ with dance music, noise makers, party hats and refreshments – but this party culminates in a countdown to noon with a balloon drop in the Mammoth Lobby, followed by ginger ale and cookies.
Executive Director, Kathy Olson, says Noon Year’s Eve continues to grow each year, “Many people attend every year and it has truly become a local New Year’s Eve tradition for many families!”
Over 50 volunteers help the museum staff and board put on the event, blowing up over 1,000 balloons with an air compressor in preparation for the balloon drop at noon, making hundreds of decorative party hats/noise makers, and passing out “indoor firecrackers” (squares of bubble wrap), ginger ale, cookies and treat bags!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. A full morning of activities are planned until the balloon drop at noon:
- Make a festive Party Hat Station
- Make your own Noisemaker Station
- Face Painting Station
- DJ “Professor G” will entertain with music, announcements and the big COUNTDOWN TO NOON!
- Indoor Firecrackers handed out to everyone (bubble wrap squares to pop at 12:00 Noon)
- Group Countdown to 12:00 Noon
- 1,000 Balloon Drop at Noon
- Ginger Ale and Cookies for all
- Treat Bags to Take Home
Also, at 11 a.m., Mitch Luman, from the Evansville Museum of Art and Science, will present a fantastic, 45-minute LIQUID NITROGEN SHOW with lots of special effects!
Admission is the regular price of $3.00 per person, two years and under free. As always, Museum Members are free.