Children's Museum Oak Lawn

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn is joining over 10 other museums and science centers in Illinois and Indiana to continue its annual tradition of a Noon Year’s Eve countdown and celebration.

The children’s museums will host a free online Noon Year’s Eve dance party countdown featuring The Awesome Squad, a children’s music group out of Decatur, Ill., that serves up kids’ favorite hits. Families will be invited to dance along to the songs before the official countdown to noon.

Footage from all participating museums will be shared during this unique online event.

Noon Year’s Eve is a classic celebration for children’s museums across the country. Kids are often disappointed when adults stay up late to ring in the New Year, so this event is just for them.

Happy Noon Year activity kits will be available from the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn to help children get the most out of the experience.

The free live stream will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. The link for viewing the event will be shared on the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn’s website and social media.

For more information or to reserve a kit, visit the website at