Celebrate the New Year at Rockford’s Discovery Center

Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum will count down to the new year with science, games, music, crafts, art, hats, confetti and party favors Dec. 31. (Photo provided)

Staff Report

Rockford’s Discovery Center Museum will host a kid-style New Year’s Eve party from 12:40 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31.

Science, games, music, crafts 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 music from Kantorei, the singing boys of Rockford. And no New Year’s Eve party would be complete without hats, confetti and party favors to add to the festivities.

Performance times are as follow:

• Confetti drop countdowns: 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.;

• Science demonstrations: 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; and

• Planetarium shows: Noon and 2:30 p.m.

Cost (except planetarium shows) 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. Planetarium shows are $1 for the public and 50 cents for members.

Discovery Center will be open normal hours Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discovery Center is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Call (815) 963-6769 or visit discoverycentermuseum.org.

From the Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013, issue

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