Countdown to Noon
Ring in the NOON Year!
Join us in celebrating the new year with a 250+ balloon drop at noon!
East Lyme Community Center
41 Society Road, Niantic, CT 06357
December 31, 2022
The Balloons Drop at Noon!
Members: $10 per person
Non-Members: $12 per person
Museum Member Discount: Enter the code MEMBER at checkout to receive $2 off per ticket.
Ring in the New Year a little early with a 250+ balloon drop at noon! Join the Museum and East Lyme Parks & Recreation for southeastern Connecticut’s premier New Year’s event for children and families!
Pre-registration required. No tickets will be sold at the event. Limited tickets available.
Animals, Activities & More!
Start 2023 off with a one-of-a-kind experience! Wildlife Encounters of New Hampshire is coming to Countdown to Noon!
Children will squeal with excitement as they meet animals such as a serval cat, porcupine, and arctic fox, along with interactive animals such as a mini pig, pygmy goat, and giant rabbit.
In addition to our animal show at 10:30am & 1pm, we’re having our fellow community organizations come with some hands-on crafts and activities for all ages. Plus special guest appearances from Captain America & Black Panther!
The Rolling Tomato will be on hand with pizza to purchase. And you can savor the event for years to come with a photo from our photo booth.
New Year’s Raffles
Feeling lucky this New Year? Enter to win one of two Countdown to Noon raffles!
Something for the kids:
Get the Museum All to Yourself!
One lucky family and their friends (up to seven people) will get two hours of private play at the Museum.
Raffle Tickets: $5 for 1 or $20 for 5
Something for the grown-ups:
Dinner for Two
Enter to win a four-course gourmet dinner for two prepared by the award-winning chefs at Gourmet Galley! Winner will be selected and notified on 12/27/22.
Raffle Tickets: $20 for 1 or $50 for 3
Where discoveries are made and fun just happens!