Staff Report

Families can welcome 2019 a little early by counting down to noon on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum’s annual Noon Year’s Eve party. 

Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event is a fun way to celebrate the New Year with little ones who are too young to stay up until midnight. Participants can sip sparkling cider and make party hats and noisemakers for when the clock strikes noon.

Holidays at the Discovery Museum are all about having fun and making memories together as a family,” Program Director Amy Blasco said. “From making art to exploring the world of science, we’re sure to have something that’s entertaining — and educational — for the whole family.”

The event is included with the price of admission ($6 per person) and free for museum members.

Celebrating its 22nd year, the Discovery Museum at 705 S. McClelland St. in Santa Maria is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. 

For more information about daily programs and special events, visit smvdiscoverymuseum.orgor call the museum at 805-928-8414.