TROY, N.Y. -- It's the 9th annual Noon Year's Eve!
The Children's Museum of Science and Technology in Troy opened its doors to 300 people, who rang in the New Year at a kid friendly hour.
This year's celebration included an animal show in the Operation W.I.L.D. exhibit, as well as a museum parade.
Kids were also able to create noise makers and party hats as they counted down to noon and then the real celebration began with a bubble bonanza.
Organizers say while it gives families something different to do on New Year's Eve day, they hope it also helps inspire kids to someday pursue a career in science.
"We have a lot of pre-schoolers in here, all the way up to middle-schoolers, and it starts to get the spark going," said Laurie Miedema, CMOST Dir of Member and Guest Relations.
The museum says events like this one are perfect for "edu-tainment," which allows kids to learn through fun activities.