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Great Lakes Science Center offers an early New Year's celebration for kids

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Cleveland's Great Lakes Science Center, located on the shores of Lake Erie, is offering a New Year's Eve Eve event on Monday, December 30 where you can celebrate the New Year early with lots of family-friendly activities.

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New Years Eve Eve Taking place from 7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. on December 30, visitors to the 9th annual New Year's Eve Eve celebration will be able to explore a multitude of hands-on exhibits and holiday-themed decorations.

Guests will be able to see fruitcake explosions. go carpet skating on an indoor rink, make their own fake snow, taste test liquid nitrogen ice cream and build structures using old computer parts.

Also included in the admission price is the opportunity to see two movies on the Science Center's domed OMNIMAX screen. The movies are "To the Arctic" and "Alaska: Spirit of the Wild."

Guests will receive complimentary hot chocolate, cookies and brownies.

There will be a countdown to the New Year at the end of the evening with a ginger ale toast followed by a big balloon drop with 2014 balloons dropping from a height of three stories.

Admission to the New Years Eve Eve gala is $24 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 216-621-2400. For more information about the event get online at

The Great Lakes Science Center is located at 601 Erieside Avenue in downtown Cleveland.



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