Noon Year's Eve at Science Museum of Virginia

Sunday, 31 December, 2017


The Science Museum of Virginia is sending 2017 out with a bang with the family-favorite Noon Year’s Eve!

On Sunday, Dec. 31, guests who can’t (or don’t want to) stay up until midnight are invited to ring in the new year early. The Museum opens at 9:30 a.m. so visitors can count down to noon with an unconventional ball drop. 

Starting at 10 a.m., guests can make wearable decorations and a noisemaker to prepare for the party. There will be a dance party, a marshmallow structure building station, a wish wand craft area and a huge banner for guests to write their resolutions. Plus, Virginia529 and Richmond Family Magazine will be on site with a prize wheel and photo booth!

At noon, dropped from more than 30 feet above the crowd, 2,018 bouncy balls plus tons of paper streamers will bring the Museum’s rotunda to life. Then the excited crowd can celebrate the (almost) beginning of 2018 with an apple juice toast. 

To conclude the exciting event, there is a liquid nitrogen ping pong ball explosion science demonstration on the front lawn at 1 p.m.

Noon Year’s Eve is included with Museum admission. The Museum is open until 5 p.m. and guests are welcome to stay after the ball drop to explore the exhibits.


free w/ Museum admission


Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
United States

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