Countdown to Noon

Save the Date!

Celebrate the Noon Year with us.

Where

East Lyme Community Center
41 Society Road, Niantic, CT 06357

When

December 31, 2024
10:00am-2:00pm

 
 

The Balloons Drop at Noon!

Ring in the New Year a little early with a 300+ 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!

The 2023 event has SOLD OUT.

Special Guests
Wildlife Encounters of New Hampshire

Shows at 10:30am & 12:30pm

Special Guest
Captain America & Black Panther

Meet & Greet at 10am – 1pm

Special Guest
Allison with Fairy Hair

10:30am – 12:30pm

Animals, Activities & More!

Start 2024 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 & 12:30pm, 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.

Visiting community organizations:

STARLAB returns!

Explore the stars with STARLAB, the Museum’s portable, inflatable planetarium. This 20-minute program leads you through a learning journey of the stars, constellations and seasons with some stories from Greek Mythology along the way.

For ages 6 and up. Additional fee/special ticket required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All parties must have a STARLAB ticket.

STARLAB times:

  • 10:05
  • 11:00
  • 11:30
  • 12:05

Please note that each show limited to 25 people.

Thank you to our Countdown Sponsors

@niantickids

Where discoveries are made and fun just happens!