The Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester is hosting a New Year's Party for the whole family. Noon Year's Eve will be this Saturday and it will allow the kids to get in bed on time.
"So this is the 4th time that we've done this event," said Development Events Manager, Becca Stiles-Nogosek. "It sold out the last two years so tickets are going very quickly. It's an opportunity for families to celebrate together. Often times New Year's eve can not always provide the best opportunities for families to get together. So we thought this was a great opportunity for families in our community to be able to celebrate together."
Although this party is geared towards children, you will find some resemblances to an average New Year's Eve party.
"We're going to have DJs, we're going to have music, food, crafts, activities, all sorts of fun stuff," said Stiles- Nogosek.
There will be two parties with a ball drop during each. One ball drop at noon and the other will be at 6pm.
"So this is an opportunity for everyone in the family to celebrate," said Stiles-Nogosek. "So if your family isn't up to staying up until midnight for the count down they can still get the excitement of doing the countdown but be able to get to bed at a reasonable time as well."
The Noon Year's Eve Party will be one of the last times you'll be able to see the current exhibits.
"Those will be closing January 1st," said Stiles-Nogosek. "So it's a great opportunity to explore the museum but we also have some special fun winter themed games, contest and drawings available as well."
So after Noon Years Eve is done and 2017 has begun what will fill the museum?
"I can tell you that we're going to have some exciting opportunities for local information exhibits around energy and how we use energy in our community and also opportunities to run, jump and fly all over southeastern Minnesota," said Stiles-Nogosek.
The two Noon Year's Eve events will be on Saturday, December 31st at 10:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Tickets are still available online, by phone or in person at the museum.
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