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Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at the Science Museum of Virginia

science museumThe Science Museum of Virginia invites the community to a family-friendly holiday celebration, Noon Year’s Eve, on December 31. Join daytime festivities to ring in the New Year, where partygoers don’t count down to midnight – they count down to noon.

With a distinctive ball drop from the iconic Rotunda ceiling – dropping not one but 2,016 bouncy balls – and confetti cannons, Noon Year’s Eve presents a quirky twist on traditional holiday festivities. Guests write their resolutions on a giant banner and join in a juice toast as the clock counts down to the stroke of noon.

Special activities include launching ping pong balls using liquid Nitrogen, building geodesic globes like the iconic ball dropped in Times Square and learning about different cultural New Year traditions and practices from around the world. Richmond Family Magazine’s Photo Booth will be onsite for families to take commemorative pictures and Mad Science will help kick off the New Year with a bang.

Noon Year’s Eve is included with exhibit admission. Tickets are $11 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60+. For more information