For those who didn’t want to wait until midnight to ring in the New Year, the Adventure Science Center held its “Happy Noon Year.”
When the clock struck noon, parents and children of all ages celebrated 2016 with confetti and streamers.
It was a good option for those who didn't want to keep the little ones up late.
Of course, there was some science involved in the celebrations with a fireworks lab.
Thursday marked the end of the center's "12 Days of Science" series.