Discovery Center hosts kid-style New Year’s Eve celebration

New Year’s Eve confetti drops will be held at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, at Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum, 711 N. Main St. (Photo provided)

Staff Report

Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum will host a kid-style New Year’s Eve party from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31.

Science, games, music, face painting and art come together as Discovery Center counts down to midnight — somewhere in the world — at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. during “Countdown to Fun!”

Ring in the new year with “Rick Shark” and music from Kantorei, the singing boys of Rockford. And no New Year’s Eve party would be complete without hats and noisemakers to add to the festivities!

Confetti drop countdowns will be at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Science demonstrations will be at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Cost is included with admission to Discovery Center — $7 adults; $7 children ages 2-17; and free for Discovery Center members and children age 1 and younger.

Discovery Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 1.

Discovery Center Museum is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Call (815) 963-6769 or visit for more details.

From the Dec. 21-27, 2011, issue

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