By Chase Rheam
STILLWATER, Okla. —
Children will have the chance to celebrate the start of the new year 12 hours early at a local children’s museum.
The Oklahoma WONDERtorium will host Noon Year’s Eve on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“This is just an opportunity for families to come and celebrate the new year at noon since many families with small children, the children don’t stay up real late and sometimes the parents want to go out and have their own celebration,” said Programs Coordinator Debbie Williams.
Williams said there will be plenty to keep children busy in addition to the normal attractions.
“We’ll also have stations set up where they can make noisemakers and hats; just kind of festive things,” she said. “At noon, we will have a countdown and we’ll be dropping the noon year ball and we’ll fill our forest playground area with bubble wrap so we will countdown, ring in the new year and then children can come in and pop the bubble wrap.”
Williams said this is their second year to hold the event. It will continue to be a tradition.
“It was so full last year,” she said. “We had so many families come and participate in the event. It was a great success.”
And the best part? Parent’s don’t have to clean up a thing, she said.
“It’s just a fun and interactive time for the grownups with the children in their life,” Williams said.
General admission is $7 a person. There is no admission charge for members. For more information, call 533-3333.