By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thousands of kids celebrated the new year here at the Please Touch Museum at the museum’s annual “Countdown to Noon.”

So, what did kids think of celebrating the new year during the day?

“That way you’re not all tired and you can be more energetic.”

“There was a lot of confetti. I started trying to catch it and I was dancing to the music and counting down with everybody else.”

“It was kind of like a big celebration for the new year.”

(Kuznits) What does it feel like here? “Exciting.”

Laura Foster, president and CEO of the Please Touch Museum, says, “We do the Countdown to Noon because young children usually can’t stay up until midnight and we think they ought to have a celebration too.”

Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio

Watch & Listen LIVE