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Kids can ring in the "Noon Year" with a bang at the Kentucky Science Center

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Science center offers a hands on approach to ringing in the new year with confetti, noise makers and fireworks.

Kentucky Science Center offers a FLURRY of Holiday Camps, Hands-On Experiences and Annual Events this season

Annual Noon Years Celebration runs December 31 - January 1

The Kentucky Science Center is gearing up for a festive holiday season of School's Out Science Camps, daily science demonstrations, hands-on experiences, a brand new IMAX® film, and its annual Noon Years Celebration throughout December and January.

Annual School's Out Science Camps are also offered on December 23, December 26 - 27, December 30 - 31, January 1 - 3 and January 20 for children in Pre K - 6th grade. Campers can enjoy hands-on science learning with numerous themes customized to their grade level. Pre K - K half-day camps run 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and cost $20/day for Members and $25/day for Non-Members. Camps for grades K - 6 are offered for a full day from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and cost $40/day for Members and $45/day for Non-Members. For more information on camp themes and registration, visit KYScienceCenter.org.

The Science Depot, an interactive lab designed specifically for young learners, will feature new themes each week throughout the holiday season. Science Depot is open daily and free with paid admission.

On New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, the Science Center will host its annual Noon Years Celebration daily from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visitors can ring in the New Year at a kid-friendly hour with the biggest celebration in town by creating planetary clocks and discovering how often Venus, Saturn or Mercury would celebrate a new year. Science Center staff will dazzle visitors with explosive demos that show what makes fireworks sparkle. A Balloon Lab will allow visitors to build and decorate balloons for a daily balloon drop to welcome in the Noon Year. All activities are free with paid admission and free for members.

Kentucky Science Center is also proud to present a new film in their 4-story IMAX Theatre. Titans of the Ice Age, one of the most highly anticipated giant screen releases this year, is an action-packed immersive portal to the great Pleistocene ice age, 20,000 years back in time. To supplement this exciting feature, chilly activities like liquid nitrogen science, dry ice bubbles, instant snow and ice-melting activities will teach visitors about the science behind the ice age throughout the month of December and until the show closes in January.

In addition to camps and holiday events, the Science Center is hosting the first-ever imagiSTEM contest where over 50 lucky students from across the state will win a Forevership, or lifetime membership, to the Science Center. This is the first time the Science Center has ever awarded Foreverships - each valued at over $5,000! Students can enter to win by drawing their visions for the future on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper and mailing it to the Science Center. Registration forms, rules and regulations can be found at www.KYScienceCenter.org/site/visit/imagiSTEM or by calling 502-560-7152.

Admission to the Kentucky Science Center is $13 for adults, $11 for children ages 2-12 and free for members. Camps and other opportunities can be purchased online at KYScienceCenter.org or by calling 502-561-6100 ext. 6111.

About Kentucky Science Center

Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Designated the "State Science Center of Kentucky" by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. Kentucky
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