You and your family can say goodbye to 2020 and enjoy some well-deserved fun this New Year’s Eve. Discover several bedtime-friendly events that are perfect for kids to ring in the new year.
Midnight Noon at the Maryland Science Center
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Maryland Science Center will be hosting some socially distanced fun this New Year’s Eve featuring DIY sound shakers and snow globes, giant games for families to compete in and a virtual performance by the band Milkshake. Not comfortable celebrating with in-person festivities? Kids can still watch Milkshake’s live performance online and participate in virtual crafts. Adults (ages 13+), $25.95; kids (ages 3-12), $19.95; Members, free; Virtual celebration, free. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., mdsci.org.
Noontime New Year at Port Discovery Children’s Museum
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kids can welcome the new year while enjoying socially distanced activities at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Young museum guests can make DIY Party Poppers, strike a pose at the photo op corner, explore three floors of fun exhibits and end it all with a countdown to noon. Tickets: $17.95; children younger than 1 are free. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Place, portdiscovery.org.
Baltimore County Public Library Noon Year’s Eve
11:30 a.m. to noon
Whether your child is a toddler or in elementary school, they’ll have a blast making crafts, reading stories and singing songs with the Baltimore County Public Library. All of the supplies you need come in a special Take-Home Craft Kit that can be picked up at any of the open branches. Registration is free, but you still need to grab a kit before they’re all gone. A Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes to all guests before the start of the event. bcpl.info.
Noon Year’s Eve at the B&O Railroad Museum
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Count down to noon at the B&O Railroad Museum. The celebration will be complete with festive confetti and a ball drop. Kids can make party hats for the celebration, write down their New Year’s resolutions, and enjoy socially distanced dancing, photo ops and games. Adults, $25; kids, $16; seniors: $20; members: free. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., borail.org.