FORT WAYNE — Science Central is ringing in the new with its annual “Countdown to Noon” on Saturday, Dec. 31.
Science Central’s 17th annual event features children’s activities such as face painting and making party hats and noisemakers, plus science demonstrations and a giant balloon drop featuring more than 1,000 balloons. Visitors will also be able to view city lights around the world on Science Central’s “Science On a Sphere” exhibit.
As the noon hour approaches, visitors will enjoy cookies and a soda pop toast and the assembled crowd will count down the seconds.
At the stroke of noon, some 1,000 balloons will cascade down from the ceiling.
“It’s a great family-friendly event that occurs during the day. Many of our visitors have made it a part of their annual holiday tradition,” Martin Fisher, executive director of Science Central said.
Admission is $9 per person, ages 3 to adult. Members are admitted free.
Science Central, located at 1950 N. Clinton Street in Fort Wayne, will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with “Countdown to Noon” activities taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.