Thursday, December 30, 2010

Join SciPort's Dragon Parade in the New Years at Noon celebration, on Fri, Dec 31, 10 am to 2 pm

Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, will host the annual New Year’s at Noon celebration on Friday, December 31, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This year’s celebration highlights traditions from Imlek, which is the Chinese word for New Year and the name of the month-long preparation of the New Year for Indonesians, says Karen Wissing.

Activities will include: making noisemakers, dragon puppets and clock-face painting. The dragon puppets will be used later in the day during the Dragon Parade which will take place inside the Center at 2 p.m. There will be a countdown to “midnight” at Noon followed by a balloon drop off of the Center’s 2nd floor balcony inside, and Sci-Port’s President/CEO Ann Fumarolo will give a New Year salutation. A fireworks presentation in our SWEPCO Demonstration Theater showing the different salts and colors needed to create a firework will also be included.

The program is free with admission to the Center.

From September through February, Sci-Port’s hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Noon – 6 p.m.
For information regarding hours, IMAX showings or special programs, call (318) 424-3466, toll free at (877) 724-7678 or visit

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