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The Natural History Museum of Utah Hosts Noon Year's Celebration for Families

Ring in the new year at noon, not midnight with music, a confetti-drop and special activities

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


The Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party for the whole family, and the kids don’t have to stay up late to celebrate!  It’s the Museum’s annual Noon Year’s Eve party on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City.

For the price of regular admission, families can explore the Museum galleries and the mysterious Power of Poison special exhibition, and enjoy hands-on activities, rockin' music, a DJ-led countdown, and an explosion of confetti to welcome in 2017... at 12 noon, not 12 midnight! 

The first 1,000 children in the door will receive free Party Packs that include a noise maker, hat and a variety of celebratory toys. Hot chocolate and decorative cookies will be available for $3 each. And, visitors will receive a 10 percent discount at the Museum Store. Museum members will receive 20 percent off store purchases.

“We always look forward to ringing in the new year at the Museum,” said Sarah George, executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah. “We invite families to come inside where it’s warm and spend the day discovering new and interesting objects in our 10 galleries, visiting their favorite dinosaur, and if they haven’t already done so, seeing the poisonous animals and plants and Enchanted Book of Spells, in the Power of Poison exhibit.”


Admission tickets may be purchased at the door or online:

Adult: $14.95

Young Adults 13-14: $12.95

Ages 3-12: $9.95

Ages 2 and under: FREE

University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID are FREE


For additional information and to buy tickets in advance, visit or call 801.581.4303.