RICHMOND: How about a family friendly celebration for the New Year….head over to the Science Museum of Virginia for its annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration. The party starts at 10am with festivities to ring in the New Year and a count down to noon rather than midnight.
Instead of a ball drop from the iconic Rotunda ceiling, there will be 2,016 bouncy balls – and confetti cannons dropped into the eager hands below and guests can write their resolutions on a giant banner and join in a juice toast as the clock counts down to the stroke of noon.
Richmond Family Magazine’s Photo Booth will be on-site for families to take commemorative pictures, special activities include building geodesic globes like the iconic ball dropped in Times Square, launching ping pong balls using liquid Nitrogen, and learning about different cultural New Year traditions and practices from around the world. Tickets are $11 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60+, Noon Year’s Eve is included with exhibit admission. For more information visit http://www.smv.org.