The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents the 12th annual edition of its popular Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Join museum staff, volunteers and other junior revelers and their families from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday, December 29 for an exciting opportunity to “ring in” the New Year. Visitors will have an opportunity to make crafts, have a snack, experience winter animals with ZooAmerica and dance their way into the “noon” year.
The highlight of this family-friendly event is the museum’s famous firefly and balloon drop at 12:00 PM noon in Memorial Hall.
Curiosity Connection will be open during the event for our visitors under age 5 for activities and play. Space is limited, but a free, timed ticket is required for 45 minutes of play. Curiosity Connection will open at 9:15 AM and close at 2:00 PM.
The event is included with general admission to the museum. Although no reservation is required and walk-ups are welcome, Planetarium tickets and Curiosity Connection Playtime tickets are extremely limited. To guarantee your time, please consider booking early by calling 717-772-6997 through December 20 to pre-purchase General Admission & Planetarium tickets and to reserve Curiosity Connection Playtime.
The State Museum will be offering Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda planetarium show at special times throughout the day. Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the age-old tale of the beautiful, but unfortunate, Princess Andromeda, who in divine punishment for her mother’s bragging, is sacrificed to a sea monster and rescued by the Greek hero Perseus. Planetarium shows are an additional $3 per person. Space is limited and tickets are required for the planetarium show.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 24 historic sites and museums administered by the PHMC as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania’s fascinating heritage. The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.
MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
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