‘Noon Year’s Eve’ Pajama Party At Science Center

Put super-cool pajamas on your holiday shopping list now so your kids will be ready for the most exciting PJ party in town. The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, in partnership with the Casey Cares Foundation, will be the hottest destination in town on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when all kids are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of pajamas while they bring along a new pair of PJs to donate to Casey Cares.

The “Noon Year’s Eve Countdown to 2020” event will feature live science demonstrations, music, dancing, face painting, do-it-yourself party poppers and more. No need for your little ones to stay up until midnight. Instead, toast the New Year at the stroke of noon with dry-ice apple cider and bubble explosions for the whole family. Activities are included with Science Center admission, with a small additional fee for some. Food will be available for purchase at the WT Café.

Inspired in memory of a Casey Cares child, the pajama collection drive is part of the Kami’s Jammies program, which provides ill children with some extra comfort.

“This is the perfect opportunity to make a difference this season,” said Kate Arrizza, CEO of the Science Center. “We are also going to dress up some of our dinosaurs on the Fisher Family Science Trail, so don’t sleep on this fun opportunity. We want to make sure the kids keep learning outside the classroom, and these holiday-themed activities and camps are a great way of keeping them engaged.”

All donated pairs of pajamas should be new with tags intact and sized for children aged anywhere from 18 months to 18 years.

“We’re always looking for new ways like this to grow awareness and increase community support for our mission to create little moments and lasting memories for our families,” said Jennifer McCorvey of Casey Cares.

The Science Museum is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach. For more info., call (561) 832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org.

McCorvey also hopes supporters will join Casey Cares at the Breakers West Country Club on Leap Day at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 for an inspiring, fun “Evening with Casey Cares.” The gala will include hundreds of local supporters, board members, business leaders and media representatives that make the nonprofit’s palliative programs possible. Tickets are $150 per person and available at www.caseycares.org/events/west-palm-evening-casey-cares.