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DJs and Dinos unite for Fernbank’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration

With Fernbank’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration, kids won’t feel left on on nighttime New Year’s Eve celebrations. The Fernbank Museum of Natural History has something in store for youngsters early in the day. 

Starting at 9 a.m. on Dec. 31, parents can take their kids to the celebration, which wraps at 12:30 p.m.

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Scheduled activities include a giveaway where the first 1,000 children get a free party hat while supplies last. A kid’s DJ will blast favorite tunes while young guests play games and if weather permits, a massive bubble-blowing fest is planned at Dinosaur Plaza. 

Mascot Giggy A. Dinosaur will make his way throughout the museum from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., while kids will be able to share their 2020 goals at the resolution station. In a reflective mood? Stop by the Francis Wood Wilson Foundation Theater at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., for “Live Animal Encounter: Animal Stats & Stories.” View a recap of 2019 highlights about Fernbank’s most popular animals used in programs. Find out what the oldest animals are and who ate the most crickets.

Ticket prices vary based on age and membership to the museum as well as 3D movie selections.

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Noon Year’s Eve

Price varies, see website for details or call (404) 929- 6300

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dec. 31

Fernbank Museum of Natural History at 767 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307 inside Great Hall

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