Imagination Station is joining over 10 other museums and science centers in Illinois and Indiana to continue its annual tradition of a Noon Year’s Eve countdown and celebration. The children’s museums will host a free online Noon Year’s Eve Dance Party Countdown featuring The Awesome Squad, a children’s music group out of Decatur, IL who serve up kids’ favorite hits. Families will be invited to dance along to the songs before the official countdown to noon! Footage from all participating museums will be shared during this unique online event.
Noon Year’s Eve is a classic celebration for children’s museums across the country. Kids are often disappointed when adults stay up late to ring in the New Year, so this event is just for them.
The free LIVE stream begins at 11:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, December 31. The link for viewing the event will be shared on imagination-station.org website and social media.
The Association of Children’s Museums estimates that around 30% of all children’s museums across the country will permanently close as a result of COVID-19. Imagination Station is working hard to serve its community, even while it is closed, and is looking forward to re-opening/fully re-opening when it is safe. More information at imagination-station.org.
Participating museums include: Children’s Discovery Museum (Normal, IL), Children’s Museum of Illinois (Decatur, IL), Kidzeum (Springfield,IL), Terre Haute Children’s Museum, Imagination Station (Lafayette, IN), Muncie Children’s Museum, Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn, Discovery Center Museum (Rockford, IL), Peoria Playhouse, Wonder Works (Oak Park, IL), Kohl Children’s Museum (Glenview), and Chicago Children’s Museum.