Children’s Museum Houston

Rockin’ New Year’s Noon

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 – Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM



You don't have to wait until midnight to celebrate the New Year!  Welcome 2020 with the Children’s Museum of Houston’s Rockin’ New Year’s Noon! It's the city’s longest-running New Year’s Eve celebration just for kids.  This end-of-year bash rings in the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop, just like in Times Square!  Musical talents will spotlight this New Year’s Eve celebration complete with noon countdown, TWO simultaneous ball drops and DJ dance after party!


  • Festive New Year's Hats: What would New Year’s be without a festive new hat?
    • Event time:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in One World. 
  • New Year's Noisemakers: Ring in the New Year with a festive noisemaker.
    • Event time: 10-11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m. in Tree Top. 
  • Magic by Jamie Salinas: Prepare to be mystified by the man who has performed for royalty and celebrities.
    • Event time: TBD 
  • Party with DJ Tangerine: Get ready to welcome the New Year with upbeat tunes.
    • Event Time:  12 to 12:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium. 
  • Dance Party with DJ Mr. Duke: Put on your dancing shoes and move to the beat.
    • Event time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 in Allen Courtyard. 
  • Juggler Noah:  This talented performer really can juggle it all!
    • Event time: 10:45 to 11 a.m. in Allen Courtyard; 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Brown Auditorium. 
  • Countdown and Simultaneous Ball Drops:  Celebrate the New Year with a countdown to noon!
    • Event time: Countdown begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Concrete Jungle following the parade.
      • (Second ball drop in Brown Auditorium; auditorium doors open at 11 a.m.)
  • DJ After Party:  Just because the ball has dropped, doesn’t mean the party is over!
    • Event time: Noon in the Allen Courtyard and Brown Auditorium


***Activities, events and times subject to change.


  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Open Monday during Spring Break, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Summer: Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  
  • General Admission: $12 per person and $11 for seniors 65 years and older. FREE for children under one and Museum Members. Free Hours: FREE FAMILY NIGHT: Thursdays 5 pm - 8 pm.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking fees: 1 hour - $7 2 hours - $8 3+ hours - $9 Metered and street parking are available around the Children's Museum Houston.

Special Offers / Dining

The Children's Museum Houston's spacious eatery, Fresh Café, offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! Enjoy a healthy meal with savory salads, preservative-free sandwich bread and vegetarian options prepared daily – fresh off the grill!

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