Families gathered in downtown Helena on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2020 in an explosive and educational way at ExplorationWorks.
Each hour from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the children's museum celebrated different time zones with the lowing of their replica ball and a ping pong ball explosion.
Kids also had the opportunity to make new year’s wishes, decorate splatter cookies and make noise makers with popsicle sticks and rubber bands.
Education Director Sara Feilzer said she hopes the next decade continues to see more and more kids interested in science.
“It’s really important to bring STEM and STEAM and that scientific learning into the forefront,” said Feilzer. “We can get kids interested in science, we can get kids asking those questions and being curious. If we can do it every day starting on New Year’s that’d be great.”
Feilzer added in addition to welcoming young scientists, they’ll also be welcoming a new exhibit at the end of the month focused on sound.