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Celebrate the New Year in a Family-Friendly Way! Creative Discovery Museum Hosts New Years at Noon December 31
- Noon (11:35 seating): Traditional Countdown to New Year’s at Noon including descent of Father Time with New Year Baby, Fruit Juice Toast, and Confetti Drop
- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Make Hats, Wands and Shakers for the Parade
- 12:30 – 4 p.m.: Ring In the New Year with a Special Photo Souvenir
- 1:00 – 1:15 p.m.: Dance Party with Father Time and Live Music from Saxophobia
- 2:00 p.m.: Parade and Bubble Wrap “Fireworks”
(October 21, 2011) - - Creative Discovery Museum will ring in 2012 in a special, family-friendly way by celebrating “New Years at Noon” on December 31, 2011. This is the only local New Year’s Eve party designed specifically for children during daylight hours. This event draws a record crowd to the Museum, so visitors are encouraged to arrive no later than 11:35 a.m. to enjoy the noontime activities.
Children attending this event will learn about the passage of time using traditional adult activities presented in a child friendly manner. Because New Years at Noon has become a much-anticipated, traditional event as part of Chattanooga’s holiday routine, Museum staff are working to ensure that the expectations created during past successful New Years celebrations will be met and exceeded again this year.
“New Years at Noon is a great way to celebrate the New Year with kids,” said Jayne Griffin, Director of Education at Creative Discovery Museum. “The event allows children to experience the passage of time and a traditionally adult event in a fun, child friendly setting.”
As part of the traditional celebration, the Museum will host a countdown with Father Time and Baby New Year, complete with a colorful, air-filling confetti drop at the strike of noon. At 1 p.m., Father Time will lead guests in an energetic dance party with live music provided by Saxophobia. Children will make hats, wands, and shakers all morning in preparation for a grand parade at 2 p.m. and participate in an extravaganza of popping, bubble wrap “fireworks”. Guests may also get a souvenir photo taken to commemorate the day’s festivities.
All activities are free with paid admission to the Museum.
About Creative Discovery Museum Creative Discovery Museum is open Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun: noon-5 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays September – March. THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN FROM NOON TO 5 P.M. ON JANUARY 1, 2012. 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Creative Discovery Museum is recognized as one of the top children’s museums in the nation. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to educational enrichment for children age’s 4-months to 12-years-old through interactive, hands-on experiences that foster creative and critical thinking. Creative Discovery Museum focuses on a broad range of areas encompassed by Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Technology and the Sciences. In addition to its exhibits, Creative Discovery Museum provides local residents and visitors with special events, educational programming, teacher resources for the classroom, field trips, after school programming, early childhood education classes, artist residencies, camps, art lessons, science demonstrations, and a branch of the local library. Creative Discovery Museum is a funded agency of Allied Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.