When will such a thing happen? Why and how come? Details from the Maryland Science Center:
"Does the ball drop after your bedtime?
"Not this year! Join the Maryland Science Center in its New Year's Eve celebration at Noon–Midnight Noon.
"Get here early and make your own party hat and noisemaker, get your face painted, and get ready to party down to the sound of popular kids band Milkshake as they kick off our celebration at 11:30 and help us announce the New Year at Noon.
"Following the concert, join the Blue Sky Puppet Theater in the MSC Theater as they embark on an adventure with Ralph the Jester to find laughter for King NAFFETMHL–the king who never found anything funny.
"The entire Science Center will be open and ready to ring in the New Year!
"All activites are free with paid admission: adults $14.50, youth (3-12) $10.00, children under 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased upon arrival. For questions, please call 410-545-5960."
Is this part of the MSC's approach to creating a new generation of smarter, more inquisitive, goal oriented Baltimore children? Ones that will tend to be better students and finer more productive adults? You can bet your boots that it is.
Our 170,000 square-foot Maryland Science Center has been creating better kids (and better parents) since they opened their doors. Read their history here. If you're not tempted to click on the link, read this from the MSC History Statement...
"The Maryland Academy of Sciences is Maryland's oldest scientific institution and one of the oldest such institutions in the entire nation.
"At its inception in 1797, the Academy was an amateur scientific society—members met to discuss papers on astronomy, botany, zoology, and other subjects then known as the "natural sciences." Rembrandt and Raphael Peale, sons of painter and scientist Charles Wilson Peale, were among the distinguished early members..."
Think again about clicking that history link.