West Palm Beach, Fla. – Put super-cool pajamas on your holiday shopping list now so your kids will be event ready for the most exciting PJ party in town. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (SFSCA) in partnership with Casey Cares Foundation will be the hottest destination in town on Tuesday, December 31st 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. This event is made possible with additional support from the Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches, Discover The Palm Beaches and Palm Beach County government.
Inspired in memory of a Casey Cares child, the pajama collection drive at the SFSCA is part of the Kami’s Jammies program, which provides children with some extra comfort. Kamryn was a frequent, overnight hospital patient who bravely battled leukemia. She felt special when she wore a new pair of pajamas in place of hospital gowns. For Kami, who had a flair for fashion, passing this symbol of joy and normalcy onto other critically ill children is her legacy.
“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.”
This first-ever South Florida PJ party is sure to become a holiday tradition. All donated pairs of pajamas should be new with tags intact and sized for kids aged anywhere from 18 months to 18-years-old. “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,” says Jennifer McCorvey, Casey Cares Development Director of the Southern Region.