New Year’s Eve is not about judging. Whether kids are your excuse or you simply prefer an early bedtime, the Science Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve is the enlightening way to celebrate the arrival of 2018 without having to write off New Year’s Day to a hangover. Sure there’s a toast, it just happens to be apple juice. You can get in the spirit beginning at 10 a.m. by making wearable decorations and noisemakers, recording your resolutions on a massive banner and testing your engineering skills at a marshmallow building station, to be followed by a dance party. Come noon, 2,018 bouncy balls and streamers drop from the ceiling of the rotunda. Adults can get in on the fun for $14.50, kids 4-12 and seniors for $13.50 and kids 3 and younger party for free with a paid adult. Best of all, admission to the museum exhibits is included. Be sure to stay for the liquid nitrogen pingpong ball explosion at 1 p.m. on the front lawn. 2500 W. Broad St. smv.org.