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Bubble Bash: A Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve

December 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$15 – $25

Ring in the New Year with a countdown to Noon celebration! Families can spend time together creating lasting memories, taking part in special activities, grooving to live music, exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and counting down to Noon!

This annual year-end celebration, now in its 18th year, has become a holiday tradition for families.

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER 8!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Wendy & DB : The award-winning Children’s Music Duo will have you and your children singing, dancing, and jumping along with their original songs and upbeat lyrics. Each song encourages imagination and exploration!

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Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Bach to Rock Naperville, IL: Bach to Rock DJ will keep the energy high with family-friendly music throughout the event

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

• Confetti POP! – Families can create their own confetti poppers to celebrate the New Year!

• Shake Your Music Maker – Fine tune a unique music maker to shake, jingle, or clang.

• Pump Up Your Party Wear – Let your imagination run wild when you design and create wearable art pieces you can party in!

• Glow Your Mind – Everything GLOWS in this fluorescent art experience. Help us cover The Studio in luminescent color!

• Sweet Treats (Are Made by Kids) – Decorate a tasty treat and enjoy with a rainbow refreshment you can mix yourself!

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Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus

• U Can Touch This – Knead, dig, and squish your way through a variety of fun, sensory experiences.

• Baby Paint Your Firework – Sparkles and color combine to make a brilliant design that glitters and shines!

• Tiny Bubbles in a Wand – Build your own 2D or 3D bubble wand in this activity that is poppin’ with fun!

• Stick It! – Design and shape your own miniature artwork that sticks.

• Face painting

• Fun Photo Ops

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New Year's Eve Family Party at Enchanted Castle

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTDOWN
• Confetti • Bubbles • Sensory Friendly

A portion of the proceeds help fund Museum exhibits and programs.

All events will be reviewed before publishing to the calendar. Event approval usually occurs on Wednesdays; if you need your event to be reviewed before then, please email Annie at annie@mykidlist.com.

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Kids Obstacle Challenge

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