New Years Eve at Fernbank

Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host its third annual family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, Noon Year’s Eve, on Saturday, December 31 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Held twelve hours before the official start of the new year, Noon Year’s Eve will feature a Resolution Station, B98.5’s Tripp West spinning kid-approved tunes, and a balloon drop of prehistoric proportions. The popular event caters to youngsters who cannot always celebrate past bedtime.

At noon, guests will be invited to ring in the Noon Year in Fernbank’s Great Hall as 3,000 balloons cascade from the atrium overhead. DJ Tripp West will lead the countdown, along with hosting games and dancing throughout the event. In addition, the Georgia Bubbleman will be blowing giant, celebratory bubbles on Fernbank’s front lawn. To round out the event, visitors will have the opportunity to write and share their 2017 resolutions at the Resolution Station. Noon Year’s Eve visitors will also have the chance to catch the final days of the temporary exhibit, The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, which closes on January 2, 2017. The World’s Largest Dinosaurs takes visitors beyond the bones and into the bodies of some of the most massive creatures to ever live by examining life-sized bones, muscles, internal organs, and more.

Noon Year’s Eve has become one of Fernbank’s most popular annual events. This year, advance ticket purchase (for both members and non-members) is highly encouraged, as the event will have limited capacity to allow guests the best possible experience. To purchase tickets in advance, guests can visit

Museum tickets, which also include special exhibitions Winter Wonderland and The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, are $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12 and free for children aged 2 and under. Value Pass tickets, which include Museum admission and one IMAX film, are $26 for adults, $24 for students and seniors, $22 for children ages 3-12, free for children aged 2 and under and $8 for members. The Museum is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Parking is free.

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