Monday - Saturday:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday Free Family Night
5 - 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.
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New Year's Noon Bash
High Steppers brass band spotlights New Year’s Eve celebration complete with noon countdown, ball drop, and dance party!
Special holiday hours 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Museum closed New Year’s Day; Open January 2
Rockin’ New Year’s Noon is the city’s longest-running New Year’s Eve celebration just for kids! This end-of-year bash rings the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop, just like they do in Times Square! Kids don’t have to stay up till midnight to celebrate! Welcome the New Year kid-style and stick around for our after party!
SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S EVENTS
•New Year’s Eve Parade with High Steppers New Orleans Style Brass Band: Dance to jazzy tunes as the High Steppers step up to our exciting New Year’s parade.
Event Time: Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. in Kid’s Hall.
•Countdown and Brilliant Ball Drop: Watch as we celebrate the beginning of a new year with a countdown to noon and an anticipating ball drop, just like they do on TV!
Event Time: Begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Allen Family Courtyard following parade.
•Dance and After Party with DJ Zin: Stick around as we leap into the New Year and dance the afternoon away.
Event Time: Noon in the Allen Family Courtyard following ball drop.
ON-GOING NEW YEAR'S NOON BASH ACTIVITIES
•LED New Year’s Glasses: Get a new look and outlook at the Inventor’s Workshop.
•Sound Sandwich: Make some holiday noise! Manipulate craft sticks, straws, and rubber bands into a noise maker that uses vibration to create sound at Science Station.
•Straw Oboe: Turn an ordinary straw into an extraordinary oboe at Science Station.
NEW YEAR'S EVE HOURS
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Countdown to NOON begins at 11:45 a.m.
Museum Closed on New Year's Day, January 1
Museum OPEN on Wednesday, January 2
***Activities, events, and times subject to change.