New Year's Eve at NH Children's Museum
There is no better way to ring in the New Year with family and friends of all ages than at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration. The museum is open to the public on December 31st from 10 am – 3 pm as we create festive party hats, tie our wishes for the new year to balloons and host “countdowns to midnight” at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm.
At each countdown, a glittering ball drops 30 feet from the rafters of the museum as everyone counts down the last 10 seconds of the year. Noisemakers and confetti create an atmosphere like Times Square as "Auld Lang Syne" is played and ginger ale is served for the first toast of the New Year.
"We have been hosting this family event more more than 20 years and it continues to draw hundreds of families to the museum," explained Heidi Duncanson, Director of Marketing for the Children's Museum of NH. "Kids hear about all the excitement that happens at midnight on New Year's Eve and they naturally want to be part of it. We create that party atmosphere early in the day so kids can go to bed feeling like they've celebrated a 'real' New Year's Eve. It's a great way for different generations within a family to ring in the New Year together."
All New Year's Eve activities are included with regular admission to the museum: $9 for adults and children, $8 for seniors and no charge for museum members or children under one year old.This event is one of our most popular each year, with crowds ranging from 800 – 1,200!