40-FOOT BALL-DROP LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT NEW YEAR’S EVE
Kids’ DJ, magician and outdoor lighted ball-drop all part of New Year’s Eve festivities at Imagine Children’s Museum with a family-friendly New Year’s Eve bash Monday, December 31, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for Imagine Children’s Museum’s New Year’s Eve family party. Professional D.J., Leanna Mason, will be playing kid-friendly music and entertaining the crowd with non-stop fun all evening in the Lodge. Master Payne, a professional illusionist, will perform magic throughout the evening.
Guests will be invited to join artist Mark Fraley to create their own New Year’s-themed collage to take home. There will also be a Kapla Block clock tower building contest and other special activities geared to families with children of all ages.
At 9 p.m. party guests will join in a traditional New Year’s Eve-style countdown as a custom-made, lighted ball, 3 feet in diameter is lowered 40 feet, echoing New York City’s famous Times Square ball-drop.
Tickets to the New Year’s Eve party are $15 per person or $10 for Museum members, and are available at the Museum’s front desk and on the website. Tickets will be available at the door on a space-available basis for $20 per person, $15 for Museum members.
ABOUT DAYTIME ACTIVITIES
Imagine Children’s Museum, which is usually closed on Mondays, will be open on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with special New Year’s Eve activities included in the $9 price of admission.
Daytime activities include a 1:30 p.m. performance in the Lodge by African drum troupe Gansango, and hourly countdowns ringing in the New Year around the world. The Museum will close at 5:00 p.m. Doors will open for the New Year’s Eve party at 6:00 p.m. Tickets must be shown at the door for entry to the evening event.
About Imagine Children’s Museum
Imagine Children’s Museum is a non-profit community organization committed to making children’s lives better by creating a place where they can playfully learn. Children, ages one through twelve, visit the Museum accompanied by their parent, grandparent, friend, neighbor, teacher or guardian. More than twenty hands-on enriching exhibits provide opportunities for children to discover, explore, create and imagine. Fun, interactive activities such as i-Engineers and Tuesday Tales are also offered.
Since opening its doors in 2004, Imagine Children’s Museum has served more than one million children and adults, including over 236,000 in 2011. Sunset magazine highlighted Imagine Children’s Museum as a “fantastic children’s museum” and it is rated a 5-Star Pick by Lila Guide. Imagine was selected as the “Best Museum for Kids” in the Puget Sound region by Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect.com. King 5 Evening Magazine voters have chosen Imagine as one of the top five “Best Fun Places for Kids” in Western Washington.
The Museum is located on the corner of Wall and Hoyt Streets in downtown Everett. For hours and admission information, visit www.ImagineCM.org or call 425-258-1006.