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Museum of Science & Art at the Center Hosts New Years Eve Celebration with Balloon Drop

The biggest night of the year is approaching as we celebrate the start of 2020, and the Midland Center for the Arts is open for a special New Years Eve celebration for the entire family! The Museum of Science and Art will be open for special hours on Tuesday, December 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission for museum members, $10 for adults and $7 for children.


The Museum currently hosts several traveling exhibits to explore, along with three levels of hands-on activities in the Hall of Ideas. Get a sneak peak of the newest exhibit, Goosebumps the Science of Fear, or explore the wilderness in Forever Forest, before the exhibit closes on Jan. 5, 2020. Play in the Young Explorer’s corner of the museum and implement STEM-based learning in our Spark!Lab.


To truly celebrate the New Year, families can create their own festive hat and wand before the big balloon drop at 12 p.m. noon. “Last year was our first New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop which was a huge success,” said Director of Museums, Julie Johnson. “We hope families will join us as we bring in the New Year with these festivities specifically designed for kids and kids at heart.”


In addition to the New Years Eve Celebration, the Museum will be open for the duration of holiday break, closed on Jan. 1. To learn more about the Museum of Science and Art, visit

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Josh Holliday

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