Delaware Children’s Museum rings in the New Year with family-friendly fun and a ‘Confetti Countdown’ on the Riverfront

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Ringing in the new year with a mix of family fun, interactive activities, and learning, the Delaware Children’s Museum hosts their annual ‘Confetti Countdown’ on the Riverfront in Wilmington. In a vibrant yellow building by the river, this celebration guarantees an educational time for families.

Despite the common tradition of staying up until midnight to bring in the new year, Jen Bush, the executive director of DCM, emphasizes that many children often drift off to sleep before the clock strikes 12 at midnight.

This prompts the question: How does the museum adjust to ensure a meaningful and educational celebration for these young ones?

“This event is for families with young children, and it’s kind of the play on — since a lot of little ones can’t stay up till 12 o’clock midnight — they will celebrate at 12 noon,” she said. “We’ve got seven interactive exhibits in the museum, where kids can learn and play. We do a lot of events. We have a lot of educational fun programming that happens every day. And certainly, you know, the pinnacle of the year is on December 31st, when we do our ‘Confetti Countdown’ celebrations.”

Families and children celebrate the new year amid the excitement of confetti cannons going off. (Courtesy of Delaware Children’s Museum)

  • December 29, 2023
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