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Ring in 2018 with a Noontime New Year’s Eve Countdown!

Enjoy a balloon drop, special performances, dancing, and dozens of winter-themed activities!

Ring in the New Year early with family and friends at Port Discovery’s 19th annual Noontime New Year's Eve Celebration on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Early bedtime or not, partygoers will enjoy a festive day of play inside a Winter Snow Ball Wonderland! Kids of all ages will love the much-anticipated Balloon and Confetti Drop, which takes place at 12 o’clock noon! Eric Energy will serve as Master of Ceremonies and lead the spectacular countdown followed by a juice and cookie toast. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite costume to dance the day away during our Snow Ball! Visitors will watch special performances from Eric Energy, who will teach revelers about Cool Science, sing along with the Kindersinger, meet live animals, and take part in dozens of other activities throughout the day.

Activities Include: 

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Get in the winter spirit as you learn about polar bears and make diffusion snowflakes.
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Get ready for our famous countdown! Create sound sandwiches and countdown numbers!
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Enjoy our winter wonderland featuring an "Ice" scooter rink and toddler igloo!
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Enjoy old-time and seasonal music with The Kolodners!
  • 10 AM – 2 PM:  Engage in interactive Japanese-themed activities and games with Kawasaki-Baltimore Sister City
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Create winter wonderland snow globes
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM:  Take part in our Snow Ball as you dance along to music with DJ Holly.
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM:  Snow dance with our roaming fairy
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Meet and learn about animals with Wildlife Adventures
  • 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM: Get ready to countdown with us! We'll celebrate Noon Time with a festive balloon and confetti drop
  • Noon - 12:30 PM: Make a toast to the year ahead with our Juice and Cookies Toast
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Enjoy our winter wonderland featuring an "Ice" scooter rink and toddler igloo!
  • 1:00 PM: Learn about Cool Science with Eric Energy, enjoy a lively performance from The Kindersinger
  • 1:30 PM: Enjoy a lively performance from the Kindersinger
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Get in the winter spirit as you learn about polar bears and make diffusion snowflakes.
  • 2:00 PM: Learn about Cool Science with Eric Energy
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Dance the day away with Mr. Don's Music

The fun doesn’t stop there! Enjoy access to our limited time exhibits, including Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego – Let’s Explore! and our new AMAZED: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips exhibit featuring indoor mazes while you’re here!

All activities and exhibits are free with Museum admission, which is $15.95 for individuals two and over. Members and children under two enter free. Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive prior to opening and dress appropriately for the weather, as this is a popular event and you may experience lines that are longer than usual.

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