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Party Like a Viking at the Natural History Museum of Utah's 3rd Annual Noon Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in 2018 at an event for the whole family

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Kick-off 2018 in style this year, at the Natural History Museum of Utah’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration. It’s the perfect place for kids and families — those who are usually asleep before midnight —to ring in the new year with a host of exciting activities, music, and a countdown to an explosion of confetti at noon. Festivities run from 11:00am until 2:00pm, Sunday, December 31, 2017. Celebration is included with the price of admission.


“Every year we strive to create fun, engaging activities that kids of all ages will enjoy, and this year is no exception,” says Public Program Manager Colleen McLaughlin. “Guests will love our Viking-related activities and partying with the Museum’s resident Vikings one last time before the exhibit, Vikings: Beyond the Legend and the Vikings themselves, return to their homeland in January.”

With so much to see and do, Noon Year’s Eve guests may want to arrive early and spend time exploring the Museum’s 10 permanent galleries and playing the new Climate Challenge game. Best of all, the first 1,000 guests will receive free Party Packs that include a noisemaker, necklace & tattoos.

Additional Noon Year’s Eve activities and opportunities will encourage guests to:

  • Participate in a Viking Challenge (complete 3 challenges & get a sticker)
  • Create a Viking shield or yarn star (art activities)
  • Design a Winter crown
  • Have their face painted
  • Compete in a Minute-to-Win-It challenge
  • Get down to the stylings of a live DJ
  • Lend their voices for the countdown to noon


Visit the website at, or call 801.581.6927 for tickets and more information.




About the Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a premier scientific research and cultural institution. It opened to the public in 1969 and moved into a spectacular, award winning new home in 2011. The Museum’s 30 scientists oversee active field research programs throughout Utah, and elsewhere, and help care for natural history collections of more 1.6 million objects. The Museum offers innovative exhibitions and educational programs to thousands of residents and visitors each year, including timely and interactive temporary and permanent exhibits, numerous special events and other programs. The Museum reaches 450,000 people annually, at the Rio Tinto Center and in communities and classrooms statewide.