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NoonTime New Year: Rock the Boat

December 31, 2021

Noontime New Year: Rock the Boat

Ring in 2022 well before midnight! Help us count down to 2022 at this fun and festive event that’s great for the whole family. This year, we’re splitting up the fun into TWO separate sessions featuring different activities to enjoy.

Important: The Countdown to Noon will be happening during the Morning Play Session ONLY.

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Noon Time New Year Friday, December 31

All Day Programs & Activities

Studio Project: Spin Drums (all day)

Ring in the New Year with music and noise by making your own Spin drums!  

Welcome Aboard Photo Area (all day)

Stop by our photo area and take family pictures to remember your time celebrating New Year’s Eve at the museum. A variety of nautical photo props will be available for kids and their adults. 

Lighthouse Reading Corner (all day)

Looking for a quieter area to sit, read, and relax with your younger ones? Check out the lighthouse canopy and themed books and toys in our Oasis exhibit.

Morning Play Session Programs and Activities- Countdown Edition

Bubbly Bubbles with Seashell the Mermaid: 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Meet Seashell—Port Discovery’s resident mermaid! Seashell has brought special bubbles to share with her new friends. Observe and interact with different bubble tricks and learn why bubbles make us feel so happy.  

Tot Tales—Story Time for Toddlers: 11 a.m.

Join us for a fun and interactive story time featuring stories, music, and movement all about the fun of winter days!

Greg May Circus Performances and Stilt Walking: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

All aboard! Come rock the boat with Captain Talls. At ten feet tall and with a bounty of silly circus skills and magic tricks, he’s sure to make your cruise into the New Year unforgettable! 

Countdown to Noontime Show: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

It’s just not New Year’s Eve without a countdown to 12 and lots of confetti! Celebrate the arrival of noon with a museum wide celebration. Listen to dance music from DJ Wavey Jones and interactive moments with guest stars Seashell the Mermaid and Circus Greg, all leading up to the confetti shower at 12 p.m. 

Important: The Skyclimber will be closed for safety reasons during this time.

Afternoon Play Session Programs and Activities- Carnival Edition

Music and Dance Floor with DJ Wavey Jones: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Start your afternoon session off in musical style with a selection of fun dance songs played by DJ Wavey Jones! 

Greg May Circus Performances and Stilt Walking: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

All aboard! Come rock the boat with Captain Talls. At ten feet tall and with a bounty of silly circus skills and magic tricks, he’s sure to make your cruise into the New Year unforgettable! 

Cardboard Pirate Ship Rides: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Take a ride on a small pirate ship made completely out of cardboard. Become a buccaneer by traveling around the first floor with some special props!

STEAM Discovery Cart: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Stop by the STEAM Discovery Cart and take part in fun activities that combine STEM and art. Select a project that you can make and take home with you. 

Carnival Games: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Play some nautical-themed carnival games and win prizes! Games will include: walking the plank, cannon bowling, seashell tic-tac toe and fishing fun.  

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