New Year’s Eve Balloon Drops

Ring in the New Year with Chabot

Families can ring in the New Year without staying up all night with one of Chabot’s most popular annual events, now in its 19th year. Celebrate strokes of midnight around the world at 11am, 1pm, and 4pm. Kids will count down and celebrate with hundreds of colorful balloons dropping from above and stay for the day to participate in fun activities throughout the Center.

Register for the following Drop Times and Age Preferences Below

  • 11am: Ages 5 & Under (Rotunda)
  • 1pm: Ages 6-12 (Rotunda)
  • 1pm: Ages 5 & Under (Discovery Lab)
  • 4pm: Ages 6-12 (Rotunda)
  • 4pm: Ages 5 & Under (Discovery Lab)


Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in.

Count down to New Years Drop Zones open for Participants 15 minutes in advance of Countdown.