Countdown to NOON and the NEW Millennium!

Traverse City Family Things To Do

It’s back, it’s back! The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will be offering a special New Year’s Eve celebration for children on December 31st- our most exciting and popular event!

Have little ones that don’t want to miss out on the FUN of New Year’s Eve- but just can’t wait until midnight?

Well it’s midnight somewhere in the world- so we say, let’s watch the ball drop at an hour when everyone is still awake! New Year’s Eve activities begin in the Great Lakes Room at 10:00 am, and children will begin decorating the ball, making noisemakers and hats, and beginning a special time capsule activity! Children will record the day through various measures and then create a time capsule to put everything in. They can take their time capsule home and open it next year- or in 10 years!


10:00- 11:45 am  Decorate the Ball
Noise Maker and Party Hats crafts
Time Capsule craft

12:00  Noon    Ball Drop! The countdown commences at 11:59am, but the fun doesn’t stop there- activities continue until 3:00 pm! It’s a full day of PLAY!

12:00- 3:00 pm     Noise Makers
Party Hats
Time Capsules
Kids New Year’s Party fun!


Volunteers and staff will be on hand to provide assistance. This event is free with paid Museum admission and is appropriate for children of all ages with adult supervision.

Come enjoy this family-favorite event to usher out 2019 and usher in 2020 in an energetic, child-friendly environment!

Museum admission  is $7.00 per person age 1 and up, and members are, of course, FREE! Come for the celebration and stay for the day! Memberships start as low as $75.00 per year and include unlimited admission to the Museum, as well as free access to special, member’s only events- get yours TODAY!