The Science Center of Iowa will be having a family friendly New Year’s celebration on Saturday, December 31, 2011. The annual “Noon Year’s Eve” will kick off at 10:00 am.
Some of the planned activities include getting your picture taken with the I-Cubs Cubbie Bear or Maniac from the Des Moines Menace. Get your face painted or take home a balloon sculpture. The event will culminate at 12:00 noon with a balloon drop in Founders Hall.
The event is included in the standard admission price or completely free if you have a Science Center of Iowa membership.
Make sure you plan to arrive early and stay late so you can take advantage of everything the Science Center of Iowa has to offer. Learn about Iowa skies in the Star Theater or catch one of the wonderful demonstrations held throughout the day like “Fireworks,” “Deep Freeze,” and “Science of Magic.” A schedule for December 31, 2011 can be found here. All of these events are included in the standard admission.
The Science Center is currently featuring a traveling exhibit called “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science.” This is not included in the standard admission fee; click here for details.
You could also catch a movie in the Blank IMAX Dome Theater. Whether it’s a documentary (Born to Be Wild) or the latest from Hollywood (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), the IMAX experience is a must. Click here for tickets and showtimes.
This is a great way for families to celebrate the holiday together, and it still gives Mom and Dad the opportunity to go out on New Year’s Eve.
The Science Center of Iowa’s hours on December 31, 2011 will be 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Science Center is also open New Year’s Day from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
The Noon Year’s Eve event is sponsored by Lite 104.1.