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Countdown to Noon

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countdown to noonFriday, December 31, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Balloons will be dropping at Science Central as we celebrate the approaching new year early at Countdown to Noon on Friday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Science Central’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration takes the excitement of the holiday’s countdown to midnight and recreates it at noon for the sake of partyers young and old with early bedtimes. The countdown culminates with a balloon drop. This year's drop will be spread out over three locations in the museum to promote social distancing.

In addition to the balloon drop, attendees can look forward to watching demonstrations and checking out activity tables around the building. Demonstrations will have a fireworks theme, while the activity tables will give attendees the chance to make Science Central smokestack hats, maracas, and sound sandwiches, plus embark on a scavenger hunt.

The cost to attend Countdown to Noon is Science Central’s regular admission fee. Admission is free for ages 2 and under and Science Central members.