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Don Those Party Hats and Ring in the New Year at The Natural History Museum of Utah's 5th Annual Noon Year's Eve Celebration

Free cronuts and noise makers will be given to all party-goers!

Monday, December 30, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 16, 2019 – Party with the whole family at The Natural History Museum of Utah’s  Noon Year’s Eve celebration and countdown to 2020 on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Get ready to celebrate in style and usher in a brand-new decade while enjoying music from a local DJ, special hands-on activities and access to the Museum’s new exhibit, Nature All Around Us, as well as the Museum galleries. All activities will lead up to the countdown to a confetti explosion at noon. Noon Year’s Eve is included in the regular price of admission


“It’s an exciting time of year here at the Natural History Museum of Utah with our special exhibit, Nature All Around Us, now open and our annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration where we are literally having a blast — with confetti cannons!” explains Paulmichael Maxfield, Public Programs Manager. “Noon Year’s Eve is the perfect way to ring in the new year with those little ones who can’t quite stay up until midnight. We hope to see friends and families come out and ring in 2020 with us!”


“Noon Year’s Eve is a fun, family-friendly way to ring in the New Year that is a creative, accessible and festive but not cold, late or exhausting,” said Caroline Kaufman, who came last year for the first time with her two daughters. “My experience at that event led me to buy a museum membership — and I won the hula hoop contest!”


To commemorate the Museum’s 50th year, this year’s Noon Year’s Eve guests will be treated to a free Cronut and noisemaker. Guests also will have the chance to explore the new Nature All Arounds Us special exhibition, fully conceptualized and produced in-house by the Museum’s creative exhibits team, with the support of outstanding community partners.   


In addition, guests can participate in various activities including:

  • Time Capsule Activity where favorite Museum memories and hopes for the future will be recorded
  • Winter Specimens brought out of the archives for the event including snowflake slides and winter animals
  • Nature Collage and coloring art activity in honor of the Nature All Around Us exhibit
  • Yeti Snowball Fight game
  • Hot Chocolate Relay Race game

For tickets and more information, visit or call 801.581.6927.


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About the Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is one of the leading scientific research and cultural institutions in the country. Open to the public in 1969, and into its spectacular award-winning new home in 2011, the Museum’s collections contain over 1.6 million objects and offers innovative exhibitions and educational programs to thousands of residents and visitors each year, including traveling and permanent exhibits, special events and other programs. With an expected attendance of 300,000 visitors a year, the Museum also offers a variety of outreach programs to communities and schools throughout Utah, reaching every school district in the state annually. The Museum has an active science program with more than 30 scientists and 10 field exhibitions each year.