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December 28, 2018

Countdown 2 Noon is a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration

Watch a traditional ball drop at the Please Touch Museum

Holiday New Year's Eve
Countdown 2 Noon Courtesy of Please Touch Museum/PhillyVoice

Each year the Please Touch Museum hosts Countdown 2 Noon.

Staying up until Midnight can be tough for kids (and parents), but no one wants to miss out on the fun of celebrating New Year's Eve.

Please Touch Museum, a children's museum in Fairmount Park, offers a solution. Families are invited to the Countdown 2 Noon on Monday, Dec. 31.

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There will be a traditional New Year's Eve ball drop at noon and 1 p.m., so little ones can celebrate before nap time. The event also features a performance by a Mummers string band, confetti, storytime and arts & crafts.

The museum will open at 9 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for kids and adults (museum members receive a discount).

For those who have never visited the Please Touch Museum before, there are two floors of interactive fun. Kids can ride the carousel, pretend grocery shop, imagine they're on a camping adventure, navigate a hedge maze and much more. 

Currently, there's also a special exhibit featuring Thomas the Train. 

Countdown 2 NoonCourtesy of Please Touch Museum/PhillyVoice

Little ones can't stay up to midnight? Head to Please Touch Museum for Countdown 2 Noon.

Countdown 2 Noon

Monday, Dec. 31
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ball drops at noon and 1 p.m.) | $25 per person ($5 for members)
Please Touch Museum
4231 Ave. of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131

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