ScienceWorks holds its annual Noon Year’s Eve Party for the fifth year mid-day Sunday, Dec. 31. The family-friendly celebratory environment allows young children and their parents to celebrate the New Year together. The party takes place indoors at ScienceWorks and is well-known for the Balloon Drop that takes place at noon, showering adults and children alike with 1,000-plus balloons of various sizes.

From 10 to 11 a.m. children and families will be invited to craft “drop-proof” containers for eggs, with an egg drop challenge occuring at 11 a.m. Eggs will be dropped from approximately 20 feet above the floor. Visitors who were unable to participate in the first egg drop will have the chance again, with a second craft time from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and second egg drop challenge at 1 p.m.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., students from Rum Tum School of Music will demonstrate their musical abilities, and will lead the countdown to the noon hour balloon drop at noon. Other activities in the museum will also include stations to make noise makers, party hats and other celebratory options.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the museum closing at 2 p.m. so that staff can enjoy the evening with their families.

This is a ticketed event (general admission prices do not apply) with pricing set at: $5 per member (age 2 and up), $10 per non-member (age 2 and up) and $30 for families. Tickets may be be purchased by phone (541-482-6767) and at the museum (1500 East Main St.) through Sunday, Dec. 31.