Kids ring in 2015 with special party at Children's Museum

It may have happened 12 hours early, but hundreds rang in 2015 with a bang.

Kids and their parents filled the Betty Brinn Children's Museum Wednesday for a New Year's party. The normal time of midnight is too late for kids to stay up, so instead, they celebrated at noon.

The event was complete with the usual festivities, but with a twist. Children danced to music, watched the ball drop and enjoyed a juice toast.

"I want to do this every year," said Gabby, who was celebrating with her sister. "It's so fun."

The Museum provided two hands-on activities for kids to get ready for the party, which included making confetti poppers and hats.

The annual event gives the entire family a chance to spend quality time together on a holiday that's mostly geared toward adults. But at the Museum, everyone can get in on the fun.

"We want adults involved. We want adults playing alongside of the kids," said Kristen Adams, chief advancement officer. "These activities are part of a new initiative to give kids new skills and let them use new tools, technologies and materials so they can learn new things that can benefit them in life."

In addition to the creative arts and crafts, kids also had free range to explore the regular exhibits.

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum is open until 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

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