‘Noon Year’s Eve’ Celebration

Andrea Johnson/MDN Children play games during the “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration.

The Magic City Discovery Center at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot celebrated its first “Noon Year’s Eve” party on Saturday morning.

Wendy Keller, a children’s museum board member, said the event was intended to be a family friendly celebration. About 200 parents and children attended the party and participated in different activities. At one station, three-year-old Ailee Harkins made a noise maker. At another, 8-year-old Keegan Butler patiently posed for his father under a sign that read “2017.” Kids also made “champagne” at a booth where they could experiment with baking soda or experimented with other science activities. At 11:45 a.m., balloons were released to celebrate the New Year, albeit 12 hours early.

The children’s museum, located at 100 34th Avenue NE,  is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Hours are in effect through March.


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