News for Immediate Release
Dec. 11, 2013
The State Museum Presents
Holiday Family Favorite, “Noon Year’s Eve”
Harrisburg – The State Museum of Pennsylvania will welcome the new year
with its annual “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration for young children
and their families on Friday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m. to noon.
An opportunity for kids to enjoy their own special “ringing in the
New Year,” this year’s “Noon Year’s Eve” will feature crafts, snacks, dancing,
a special “StoryTime” reading, a “musical chairs” game to complement the
current “Chairs” exhibit, and the museum’s famous firefly and balloon drop in
Memorial Hall at noon. Museum docents will be on hand for several of the exhibits.
This family-friendly event is free with museum admission, and no
reservations are required. A free planetarium show, “Star Stories of the Native
Americans,” will also be presented at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is
one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of
History®. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting
Pennsylvania’s fascinating heritage.
exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American
experience, the colonial and revolutionary era, a pivotal Civil War
battleground, and the Commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum
demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America’s story.
hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5
p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children and senior citizens.
more information about the museum, visit www.statemuseumpa.org.