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Noon Years

Noon Years

CONTACT: Gil Reyes
Senior Manager of External Affairs
Kentucky Science Center
M: 502-889-5600
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Kentucky Science Center’s Noon Year’s celebration let’s families ring in 2018 together – without staying up past bedtime.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kentucky Science Center’s annual Noon Year’s celebration will take place December 31, 2017 and January 1, 2018 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days with special activities and a new year’s countdown. All activities are included in general admission or membership. Kentucky Science Center will maintain regular operating hours, from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, with its full array of exhibits both days.

This year’s theme is Launch Into 2018. Families will enjoy activities and demonstrations related to rockets as part of their general admission or membership during the Noon Year’s celebration hours, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, on the 31st and 1st.

Favorite activities like building and launching a paper rocket and launching film canisters using alka seltzer will be set up alongside special Noon Year’s activities that will include using rockets to pop balloons, and “Rocket Bling” a design station that adds LED lights, helicopter blades, parachutes and more to your cardboard rocket design.

Each day also includes a science show that begins at 11:45 and counts down to noon, kicking off the new year for kids and families with a “massive” rocket launch in the Science Center lobby followed by performances from the new River Lotus Lions troupe. RiverCity Rocketry, UofL’s team of student rocket engineers, will be on hand with their own materials and displays too.


WHAT: Noon Year’s Celebration
WHEN: December 31, 2017 and January 1, 2018.
Rocket Activities from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Operating Hours 9:30 am – 5:00 pm


About Kentucky Science Center ( Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to do science in engaging, educational and entertaining ways to inspire a lifetime of learning. Designated the “State Science Center of Kentucky” by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. Kentucky Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.