The annual Noon Year’s Eve Party returns to the Owensboro Museum of Science and History this Saturday, offering a little something for everyone to celebrate the start of 2023.
Kathy Olson, Executive Director of the Museum, said they will have the traditional attractions starting at 9:30 a.m. including face painting, crafts, and the return of resolution rocks.
“We tried to come up with activities last year and we introduced the resolution rocks, and that was truly a favorite of everyone. So we knew that we need to keep that,” Olson said.
In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle for the adults in attendance. The event will also feature Professor G as the DJ.
Then there will be a countdown to a drop of nearly 2,000 balloons at noon.
Olson said it has become a family tradition of hers and the museum staff’s as they get ready for the annual party.
“We’re proud of the fact that we have an event that has become part of the everyday life for our families and Owensboro’s,” Olson said. “It makes blowing up all of those balloons worth it, and the excitement when everybody starts to count down, it’s one of my favorite parts of the year.”
Olson said the museum continues to provide this event for families that want to be able to experience the celebration without having to keep their children awake until the actual start of the new year.
“It gives everybody a chance to kind of kick off the New Year in a fun and safe way,” she said.
The festivities wrap up at 1 p.m. The event is free to museum members, otherwise it’s $5 for admission.