Entire Wing of the Museum to be Transformed into a Times Square-Style Party with Giant Confetti Drop During Both Celebrations
GLENVIEW, IL â€“ Kohl Childrenâ€™s Museum is ringing in the New Year with two Times Square-style parties designed specifically for young children with â€œmidnightâ€ 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 Yearâ€™s Eve celebration, complete with giant confetti drops at â€œmidnight.â€
Children and their families will enjoy live musical performances, party hat making and horns, parachute play and â€œImagination Playgroundâ€ block play. Children and their families who attend the morning celebration at 8:30 a.m. â€“ 11 a.m. geared towards the younger patrons (0-3 years old) will be treated to a childrenâ€™s concert with Jeanie B, while guests of the 12:30 p.m. â€“ 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.
â€œNew Yearâ€™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,â€ said Museum President and CEO Sheridan Turner. â€œ2014 is going to be a momentous year at the Museum, with new exhibits and events throughout the next 12 months that we canâ€™t wait to unveil and share with all of our dedicated patrons.â€
Tickets are $24 per person; Kohl Children’s Museum members can purchase advance tickets for the discounted price of $14.Â The Museum will be closed to the public on this date, other than to ticketed individuals. www.kohlchidlrensmuseum.org/nye
About Kohl Childrenâ€™s Museum
In recognition for its outstanding exhibits and impact on Chicago land families, Kohl Childrenâ€™s Museum was recently named one of the countryâ€™s Ten Best Childrenâ€™s Museums by Parents Magazine. The Museum was ranked sixth out of more than 300 childrenâ€™s museums nationwide and was the only Chicago area museum recognized.
Offering 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ageâ€™s birth to 8, the Museumâ€™s mission is to encourage young children to become effective learners through self-directed complex play. Kohl Childrenâ€™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 Museumâ€™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.