Our family headed up to Frisco, TX for our kid-friendly New Year’s weekend. What I love about kid friendly New Year’s events is that it gives us a chance to take a break from the holidays. I have this superstition or belief that if you celebrate the New Year on a positive note you will usher in good luck for the next year. A kid friendly New Year’s is not hard to come by in Dallas-Fort Worth and we were lucky enough this year to have such wonderful weather. It was so great that my son decided to wear shorts and flip-flops. We headed to the Countdown to Noon going on at Sci-Tech Discovery Center where they had a balloon drop at noon (it’s 3rd year I believe) along with some fantastic exhibits such as the Castle Builder Exhibit featuring medieval building block creations and games and all things science for mind stretching fun.
I created a short “unedited” video with highlights in the link below so you can check out some of the cool things we go to do.
My son really enjoyed the Water’s Extreme Journey exhibit that talks at length about water conservation in a maze of factoids that take your around part of the center.
One of my favorite things about this particular museum is that they strive to be more hands on and interactive. It’s a great way for parents to learn along with their children and to participate in many of the science exhibits. I also enjoy the live demonstrations they had at their special New Year’s eve event freezing things in dry ice or liquid nitrogen.
Cody is swimming with the dolphins. Learning about water conservation and science at this cool maze @scitechdiscovery with activities until 2 pm for their special New Year’s Eve kids events. #kids #dallas #dallaskids #dallasblogger- they have the new Castle Builders demos along with great fun #KidFun
All in all our family’s New Year adventures were very low key and I think I am still recovering from the holidays. Tell me more about what your family did over the New Year holidays?
Sci-Tech Discovery Center is located at the Frisco Discovery Center – 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034. Learn more at mindstretchingfun.org
For more fun science activities for kids check out the following activity books:
by Scientific Explorer [POOF-Slinky]
by Tom Robinson [Everything]
by Scientific Explorer [Scientific Explorer]
by The Magic School Bus [The Young Scientists Club, LLC]
by Liz Lee Heinecke [Quarry Books]