Saturday, December 10, 2011
Celebrate New Year's at the children's museum
New Year's Eve Family Fun: A Night on the Nile!
“A Night on the Nile” will be celebrated throughout A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village as families ring in the New Year and party like pharaohs. Travel back in time to ancient Egypt and celebrate from 6 – 9 p.m. on December 31 at Salem’s children's museum.
The evening festivities include live entertainment with a performance by Theater Outreach (www.theateroutreach.org), a Salem-based community theater. A Portland music duo, The Alphabeticians (www.thealphabeticians.com), will entertain with humor, clever songs and interactive elements to delight people of all ages.
The entire museum, transformed into an Egyptian-themed Village, will feature a Hieroglyphics room, Pyramid room, Pharaoh and Mummy room and a Nile room. Each location will provide fun activities that will educate and entertain children of all ages.
Use hieroglyphics to write messages, make mini mummies and build pyramids. Meet King Cluck and create a Pharaoh hat to wear into the New Year. Use recyclable materials to build a boat to float down the ‘mini-Nile’ River, but watch out for the crocs and hippos! The New Year’s room will offer free family portraits by Stalnaker’s Photo Studio. Celebration crafts, including a a New Year’s Ball project, will fill the Village with activities.
Celebrate the New Year with a lighted ball drop from high above on the Erector Set Tower at 9 p.m. sponsored by Les Schwab Tire Centers. The presenting sponsor for the event is Foresters. The celebration sponsor is Oregon College Savings Plan.
Tickets are available at the children’s museum. $5 members / $10 nonmembers / $3 public assistance, ages 1 & 2. No guest passes or other discounts apply. For more information, visit the website at www.acgilbert.org.