Above / The DuPage Children’s Museum welcomes families to take a “Walk on the Wild Side” during its fun-filled New Year’s Eve Bubble Bash 2017 when Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico will “Countdown to Noon.”

Ring in the New Year with the entire family at Bubble Bash 2017, an important fundraiser for DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM), running from 9AM to noon on Sun., Dec. 31.

Since its beginning 16 years ago, the annual Bubble Bash year-end blast has been the place to be for families to celebrate early on New Year’s Eve.

Above / For all the fun on New Year’s Eve and every visit to the DuPage Children’s Museum, enter the big red door at 301 N. Washington Street where free parking is just outside.

This year’s event theme is “Walk on the Wild Side.” Get ready for a WILD family adventure! Don a pith hat and make a vest to decorate with stickers as you travel through each station, weave a beautiful collaborative canopy, contribute to the firefly fluorescent sky, build a fort, construct a raft to float down the stream and move to the beat of African drums. Then let out a roar during the countdown to Noon confetti celebration, and more. No passports are needed for this exotic expedition.

Families will enjoy a special appearance for the anticipated and lively “Countdown to Noon” by Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico.

Note also a quiet countdown and quiet jungle room will be available for more sensitive visitors to enjoy.

Bubble Bash tickets now on sale

Bubble Bash tickets are on sale now. Early Bird Savings through Monday, December 4: Tickets are $15 per person for Members and $20 for Nonmembers.

After December 4: Tickets are $20 per person for Members and $25 for Nonmembers.

Tickets can be purchased online at dupagechildrens.org/bubblebash, by phone at (630) 637-8000, or in person at 301 N. Washington St., Naperville, IL. Bubble Bash 2017 tickets are nonrefundable.

DCM thanks our Bubble Bash 2017 sponsors to date: Bosch, DuPage Medical Group, Men in Black Pest Control Services, Sneakz Organic and Whole Foods Market.

For details about sponsorship opportunities, contact Elaine Drikakis, Director of Development, DCM, edrikakis@dupagechildrensmuseum.org or (630) 637-8000 x1340.

The Museum is located at 301 N. Washington Street in Naperville, Illinois, a quick walk from the Naperville Metra train station. Parking is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.

For information, visit dupagechildrens.org.

Story submitted by Dee McDermitt, Director of Marketing and Sales, for the DuPage Children’s Museum.