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Entire Wing of the Museum to be Transformed into a Times Square-Style Party with Giant Confetti Drop During Both Celebrations

GLENVIEW, IL – Kohl Children’s Museum is ringing in the New Year with two Times Square-style parties designed specifically for young children with “midnight” celebrations at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Museum (2100 Patriot Boulevard). The Museum will transform an entire wing into a huge New Year’s Eve celebration, complete with giant confetti drops at “midnight.”

Children and their families will enjoy live musical performances, party hat making and horns, parachute play and “Imagination Playground” block play. Children and their families who attend the morning celebration at 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. geared towards the younger patrons (0-3 years old) will be treated to a children’s concert with Jeanie B, while guests of the 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. party, geared towards an older group (4-8 years old), will have a DJ and dance party. Stylists from KidSnips will also be on site to do free party hair styling and temporary hair coloring. All regular exhibits will also be open.

“New Year’s Eve is an exciting time for families and our special celebration allows guests to experience the ultimate celebration to ring in the New Year together,” said Museum President and CEO Sheridan Turner. “2014 is going to be a momentous year at the Museum, with new exhibits and events throughout the next 12 months that we can’t wait to unveil and share with all of our dedicated patrons.”

Tickets are $24 per person; Kohl Children’s Museum members can purchase advance tickets for the discounted price of $14. The Museum will be closed to the public on this date, other than to ticketed individuals. www.kohlchidlrensmuseum.org/nye

About Kohl Children’s Museum
In recognition for its outstanding exhibits and impact on Chicago land families, Kohl Children’s Museum was recently named one of the country’s Ten Best Children’s Museums by Parents Magazine. The Museum was ranked sixth out of more than 300 children’s museums nationwide and was the only Chicago area museum recognized.

Offering 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children age’s birth to 8, the Museum’s mission is to encourage young children to become effective learners through self-directed complex play. Kohl Children’s Museum is located at 2100 Patriot Blvd., in Glenview, Ill. at the corner of Patriot Blvd. and W. Lake Ave. in the newly redeveloped area known as The Glen. The Museum can be easily reached by public transportation, including Pace bus and Metra trains.

For more information, visit the Museum’s website at www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org or call (847) 832-6600. The Museum is open on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Special members-only hours are from Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Admission prices are $9.50 for children and adults and $8.50 for senior citizens. Children under 1 year old and members are free.

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